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[…]

ADHRB Commemorates Human Rights Day

WASHINGTON, DC – December 11, 2013 –Yesterday marked the twentieth anniversary of the United Nations Human Rights Day and the fifty-fifth anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. A time for reflection, we pause to acknowledge the successes made by champions of human rights and to remember our shared duty in[…]

On Eve of Manama Dialogue ADHRB Advises US Policy Shift towards Bahrain

WASHINGTON, DC – December 3, 2013 – This week, United States Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel travels to Bahrain to attend the Manama Dialogue. This international summit focused on regional security provides Secretary Hagel a unique opportunity to reaffirm the United States’ dedication to the preservation of human rights and democratic principles in the Gulf[…]

ADHRB Commends Statement by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton

WASHINGTON, DC – November 26, 2013 – Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) commends European Union High Representative Catherine Ashton for her statement marking the two year anniversary of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI) report. Presented by a spokesperson for Catherine Ashton, the statement called attention to the Government of[…]

ADHRB Applauds Committee on Academic Freedom for Al-Singace Letter

WASHINGTON, DC – November 25, 2013 – Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) applauds the Committee on Academic Freedom of the Middle East Studies Association of North America (MESA) for submitting a letter to the King of Bahrain expressing their “deep concern about the well-being” of Dr. Abduljalil al-Singace. Sent on 21 November[…]