ADHRB Executive Director Delivers Oral Statement at HRC25 in Geneva

On 14 March, Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) Executive Director Husain Abdulla delivered an oral statement at the 25th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva under Item 3 regarding the human rights situation in Bahrain. Please continue reading for full remarks or click here to download a PDF.[…]

NGOs Send Joint Letter to FIA Calling for Suspension of 2014 Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix

WASHINGTON, DC – 28 February 2014 – On 14 January 2014, a group of NGOs sent a joint letter to the Mr. Jean Todt, President of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), regarding the human rights situation in Bahrain. The letter urged Mr. Todt to suspend the 2014 Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix until an inquiry[…]

ADHRB Sends a Letter to His Holiness, Pope Francis I

On 21 February 2014, Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) Executive Director Husain Abdulla sent an open letter to His Holiness, Pope Francis I, to bring to his attention the case of Abdulwahab Hussain. A Bahraini man of faith, social worker, and human rights advocate, Abdulwahab Hussain is currently serving a life[…]

ADHRB Praises the European Parliament for Passing Bahrain Urgency Resolution

Strasbourg, France – February 6, 2014 – Today, the European Parliament passed an urgent resolution expressing “grave concern” over ongoing human rights violations and the status of the rule of law in Bahrain. The resolution, voted through the European Parliament plenary session in Strasbourg, called on the Government of Bahrain to immediately release all political[…]

ADHRB Condemns Treatment of Bahraini Prisoners during December Hunger Strike

In early December, Bahrain prison officials in Jaw Prison broke a hunger strike by negotiating with prisoners for the provision of basic essentials to weather the winter season. Days after the hunger strike ended, however, they reneged on their promises and refused to provide prisoners with proper clothing and access to medical treatment. Americans for Democracy and[…]