ADHRB Asks Asian Football Confederation Members to Reject Bahrain’s Candidate for AFC President

Earlier this week, ADHRB sent a letter to members of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Congress asking them to oppose the candidacy of Sheikh Salman bin Ibrahim al-Khalifa to the position of AFC president in elections to be held on May 2. As described in the letter, following the outbreak of protests in Bahrain in[…]

ADHRB Condemns Bahrain’s Decision to Postpone Visit of UN Special Rapporteur on Torture

WASHINGTON, DC – April 23, 2013 – Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) strongly condemns the decision by the Bahrain government to postpone a visit by United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan Mendez, originally scheduled to take place May 8-16. This is the second time Mr. Mendez’s trip has been pushed[…]

ADHRB Commends the US State Department Country Report on Human Rights in Bahrain

WASHINGTON, DC – April 22, 2013 – On April 19, the US Department of State released the 2012 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. ADHRB applauds the department’s report on Bahrain, which highlighted what the State Department called “serious human rights problems,” including citizens’ inability to change their government peacefully. “We thank Secretary of State[…]

Bahrain Bi-Weekly Newsletter: Issue 6

Featured Followers ADHRB features relevant, timely Tweets by its Twitter followers in each newsletter.   Critical Condition: Bahrain’s Ailing Healthcare System Two Years After the Uprising ADHRB Director Husain Abdulla, Dr. Rula al-Saffar, Jehan Matooq, and Richard Sollom from Physicians for Human Rights. Credit: ADHRB   On April 12, Congressman Jim McDermott (D-WA), in collaboration[…]

Rights Groups Launch Campaign on Eve of Formula One Race to Highlight Human Rights Abuses in Bahrain

WASHINGTON, DC – April 10, 2013 – Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain, in conjunction with the International Federation for Human Rights, Freedom House, Human Rights First, Just Foreign Policy, Physicians for Human Rights, and the Project on Middle East Democracy, has launched a campaign to raise awareness of the ongoing human rights[…]