Tag: torture

Abuse of Bahraini Children concerns UN Special Procedures

Abuse of Bahraini Children concerns UN Special Procedures

11 September 2015 – Bahrain was prominently featured in a report issued by the Special Procedures concerning communications made on behalf of individuals who allege human rights abuses at the hands of government actors. Two significant complaints concerned Bahrain. The first complaint concerned the arrest and detention of Mr. Nabeel Rajab. […]

Upcoming Event at HRC 30 – Torture in Saudi Arabia

Upcoming Event at HRC 30 – Torture in Saudi Arabia

Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), along with the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), the European Saudi Organization for Human Rights, CIVICUS, ALQST, Index on Censorship, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, Amnesty International, and the World […]

Five police officers Acquitted of Torture Despite Credible Evidence

Five police officers Acquitted of Torture Despite Credible Evidence

On 2 September 2015, Judge Mohammed Bin Ali al-Khalifa, head judge of the Bahraini High Criminal Court, acquitted 5 police officers who had been temporarily suspended for beating a man during his arrest. The man in question was being arrested on suspicion of drug possession, but was beaten by the […]

The Trial of the 94

The Trial of the 94

Although the UAE is rarely mentioned in relation to the Arab Spring, Emiratis did not remain silent in 2011. A group of activists petitioned the president to call for democracy, an elected parliamentary body, and legislative powers for the Federal National Council. A majority of the petitioners belonged to an […]