Tag: torture

NGOs Commemorate the Five-Year Anniversary of Bahrain’s Peaceful Uprising

NGOs Commemorate the Five-Year Anniversary of Bahrain’s Peaceful Uprising

12 February 2016 – Five years ago, hundreds of thousands of Bahrainis took to the streets to call for democratic reform and an end to discriminatory government policies. The Government of Bahrain responded violently, deploying security forces who used excessive force to quell peaceful protests.  Their tactics have resulted in […]

Event: Bahrain: Repression and the Consequences for Reconciliation

Event: Bahrain: Repression and the Consequences for Reconciliation

Bahrain: Repression and the Consequences for Reconciliation Date: Thursday, February 11, 2016 – 11:00am Location: 902 Hart Senate Office Building On the fifth anniversary of the pro-democracy uprising in Bahrain, please join the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission for an update on the country’s human rights situation. The briefing will […]

One Week Until Trial of Salim al-Aradi and the al-Darats in the UAE

One Week Until Trial of Salim al-Aradi and the al-Darats in the UAE

Next Monday, on 15 February, Salim al-Aradi is due to appear before an Emirati court along with three other Libyan nationals, including the Libyan-Americans Kamal and Mohammed al-Darat. After months of delay, the Emirati government finally disclosed the prosecution file on al-Aradi and the other defendants, which accuses them of […]

From the Ground: Systematic Torture in Bahrain

From the Ground: Systematic Torture in Bahrain

Since October 2013, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) has regularly received complaints regarding individual allegations of human rights abuses in Bahrain. Generally, these complaints contain information communicated directly from the victim or the victim’s family, and concern the victim’s treatment at the time of arrest, during […]