UN Experts Declare Detention of “Brutalized” Activist Najah Yusuf to have been Arbitrary; Calls for Compensation from Bahrain

23 September 2019 – On 19 September, the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) published an Opinion on the case of recently-released Bahraini activist Najah Yusuf, who was arrested in April 2017 in part for posts on social media protesting the Formula One Grand Prix and criticizing the racing outlet and the Bahraini[…]

Statement from Hunger Striker on Jau Prison Conditions

 23 August 2019 – Bahraini prisoner Ali Fakhrawi, one of hundreds of Bahraini prisoners on hunger strike, sent a voice recording from Jau Prison, detailing the appalling conditions for individuals in the “isolation” buildings – while they are not held in solitary confinement, they are held with individuals with which they do not share a[…]

ADHRB Responds to Bahraini Embassy Statement on the Execution of Ali AlArab and Ahmed AlMalali

On 27 July 2019, the Bahraini government executed Ali AlArab and Ahmed AlMalali, two torture victims who were convicted in an unfair trial. The executions took place amid an international outcry against the measure. Members of Congress, including Senator Bob Menendez, the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission co-chairs, and Representative Ro Khanna, as well Members[…]

ADHRB at HRC41 Condemns Bahrain’s Abusive Ministry of Interior Police Force and the Issue of Impunity

Before the 41st session of the United Nations Human Rights Council began, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRBI) submitted a written statement on the abusive nature of the Bahraini Ministry of Interior (MOI). The statement focuses on how the MOI is complicit in human rights violations and the kingdom’s habitual repression of[…]

ADHRB Underlines Hadi Government’s Failure to Uphold UPR Obligations

On 4 July 2019, during the 41st session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, an oral statement was delivered in Arabic during Item 6 UPR Outcomes, drawing the Council’s attention to the Hadi government’s failure to comply with UPR recommendations. Highlighting the government’s blatant disregard for human rights during the ongoing conflict, ADHRB[…]