Tag: torture

Proven Human Rights Abusers Don’t Get to Set the Record Straight

Proven Human Rights Abusers Don’t Get to Set the Record Straight

During the 2011 uprising, Bahrain’s human rights abuses took center stage when security forces used excessive force against peaceful pro-democracy protests. Since then, evidence of human rights abuses by the government continues to mount. Although widespread documentation of the government’s use of torture, arbitrary detention, and flawed trials makes it […]

Al-Singace Protest Hits 200 Days, NGOs Demand His Release

Al-Singace Protest Hits 200 Days, NGOs Demand His Release

7 October 2015 – Today marks the 200th day of Bahraini prisoner of conscience Dr. Abduljalil al-Singace’s protest. Dr. al-Singace has refused all solid food in protest over the torture and ill-treatment of prisoners in Bahrain. 21 human rights organizations reiterate their call for his release in a joint-statement published today. Following growing […]

At UN, ADHRB Spotlights Prevalence of Torture in Saudi Criminal Justice System

At UN, ADHRB Spotlights Prevalence of Torture in Saudi Criminal Justice System

Geneva, Switzerland — 22 September 2015 — On behalf of Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain, advocacy associate Eric Eikenberry delivered an oral intervention at the 30th session of the Human Rights Council. The intervention addressed the systematic use of torture within the criminal justice system of Saudi […]