Tag: torture

ADHRB open letter to Prince Charles ahead of Bahrain visit

ADHRB open letter to Prince Charles ahead of Bahrain visit

On 1 November 2016, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) sent a letter to Prince Charles regarding his upcoming official country visit to Bahrain. The text of the letter is as follows: Your Royal Highness, In November, you will be taking part in an official country visit […]

UAE Supreme Court Postpones the Trial of Academic Nasser Bin Ghaith

UAE Supreme Court Postpones the Trial of Academic Nasser Bin Ghaith

On 17 October, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government postponed the trial of academic Dr. Nasser Bin Ghaith for the seventh consecutive time. Bin Ghaith’s trial will resume on 14 November 2016 when the defense team will present before the State Security Chamber of the Supreme Court. Americans for Democracy […]

Bahraini government uses ‘sports diplomacy’ to cover up human rights abuses

Bahraini government uses ‘sports diplomacy’ to cover up human rights abuses

Following the 2011 pro-democracy protests, Bahraini authorities suspended approximately 120 athletes and sports club personnel, including twenty-seven members of national sports teams. As journalist Karim Zidan recently documented, while the Bahraini government subjected many of these athletes to torture and other forms of reprisal, it has simultaneously used sports to […]

HRC33: Govt of Bahrain has failed to implement UPR recommendations

HRC33: Govt of Bahrain has failed to implement UPR recommendations

On 23 September, Erin Sigmon, Advocacy Assistant at ADHRB, delivered an oral intervention under item 6 at the 33rd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. Please continue reading for full remarks or click here to download a PDF. Mr. President, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain, together with […]

HRC33: ADHRB calls on Council to pass resolution on Bahrain

HRC33: ADHRB calls on Council to pass resolution on Bahrain

On 19 September, Maryam al-Khawaja, Co-Director of the Gulf Center for Human Rights, delivered an oral intervention on behalf of ADHRB at the 33rd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva under Item 4. Please continue reading for full remarks or click here to download a PDF. Mr. President, Americans for […]