Tag: torture

Head of EBOHR Husain Parweez Subjected to Torture to Extract Confession

Head of EBOHR Husain Parweez Subjected to Torture to Extract Confession

On 22 February 2015, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) received confirmed reports that Bahraini authorities tortured Husain Jawad Parweez, a well-known human rights activist and head of the European-Bahraini Organization […]

February Champions for Justice: Bahrain’s Prisoners of Conscience

February Champions for Justice: Bahrain’s Prisoners of Conscience

More than four years since the Bahrain government’s brutal crackdown on pro-democracy protesters, arbitrary arrests, injuries to protesters and politically motivated prison sentences continue.  Numerous Bahrainis remain behind bars today, including hundreds of prisoners of conscience. Every month, ADHRB, BIRD and BCHR ask all defenders of human rights to take […]

United Nations Special Procedures Complaint Program

United Nations Special Procedures Complaint Program

Background Information In October 2013, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) began a program to help raise awareness for cases of individuals who have been victims of human rights abuses in Bahrain or the broader Gulf region. Through this program, ADHRB is able to complain on behalf […]

Tagi al-Maidan: January Champion for Justice

Tagi al-Maidan: January Champion for Justice

Tagi Abdalla al-Maidan is a 26-year-old US citizen who was born in Connecticut. He lived in Connecticut until he was four years old, after which his family moved to Saudi Arabia. In 2002, Tagi, his mother, Amina, and six siblings moved to Bahrain. Tagi’s mother is Bahraini and his father […]