Tag: torture

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 […]

Open Letter from NGOs to Bahrain 13 Endurance Team

Open Letter from NGOs to Bahrain 13 Endurance Team

Bahraini prince Shaikh Nasser has handpicked a team of thirteen triathlon athletes to compete around the world for Bahrain and “promote a culture of health and wellness and endurance sporting excellence across the Gulf region and beyond.” Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy […]

July Champions for Justice: Bahrain’s Death Row Prisoners

July Champions for Justice: Bahrain’s Death Row Prisoners

In Bahrain, political dissidence can be punishable by death. The Government of Bahrain employ the threat of capital punishment as a means of political intimidation. Between 2011 and 2014, Bahraini courts handed down 11 death sentences; in the last six months, they have handed down at least four more. Disproportionately, […]