One Year Later, Implementation of BICI Recommendations Remains Stagnant

One year after the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI) issued a series of recommendations on human rights and accountability reforms, ADHRB is disappointed to note that very little progress has actually been made to improve the human rights situation in Bahrain. In its publication issued last week on the status of implementation of the[…]

On Universal Children’s Day, ADHRB Calls on the Government of Bahrain to Respect the Rights of Children

November 20 marks Universal Children’s Day, a date when governments around the world are asked by the United Nations to promote “the welfare of the children of the world.” On this Universal Children’s Day, ADHRB calls upon the Government of Bahrain to abide by its commitments, as party to the Convention on the Rights of[…]

Bahrain Revokes Citizenship of 31 Dissidents, Including ADHRB’s Director

In a stunning display of disdain for its human rights obligations, the Government of Bahrain announced today, in an “urgent” message, that it had revoked the citizenship of 31 Bahraini activists, including ADHRB Director Husain Abdulla. Husain’s full name, as listed in the announcement, is Hussain AbdulShaheed Hubail. Although Bahrain’s Citizenship Act stipulates that citizenship[…]

ADHRB Condemns Violence Resulting in Death of Bahraini Policeman

Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) condemns the use of violence in Bahrain during ongoing clashes between protesters and police. News from Bahrain’s Ministry of Interior that a policeman has died today and that another is critically wounded, purportedly as a result of a bomb explosion during protests yesterday, is particularly troubling[…]

ADHRB Condemns Bahrain’s Continued Attacks against Human Rights Defenders

ADHRB denounces the arrest of human rights activist Mohammed Al-Maskati and the postponement of an appeals hearing in the case of Nabeel Rajab today. Both actions demonstrate the government of Bahrain’s diminishing capacity to abide by its international human rights obligations. Arrest of Human Rights Defender Mohammed Al-Maskati ADHRB strongly condemns the arrest of human[…]