Newsletter #112

NGOs Condemn Arrest of Opposition Leader Ebrahim Sharif On Sunday 12 July, Bahrain’s police arrested Ebrahim Sharif, the former General Secretary of the National Democratic Action Society (Wa’ad). Sharif is one of the “Bahrain 13”, a group of prominent human rights defenders and opposition figures in Bahrain. He was recently released from detention on 19[…]

State Department Releases 2014 Country Reports on Terrorism in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia

Within its Country Report on Terrorism in Middle East and North Africa, the U.S. Department of State assesses the counterterror measures undertaken by Bahrain and Saudi Arabia in 2014. Key among these measures is the implementation of anti-terrorism laws intended to better facilitate the prosecution of terror offenses. In both countries, these laws have given[…]

NGOs & Individuals Call for Protection of Religious Freedom for Bahrain 13

On Tuesday, 26 May 2015, a group of 15 NGOs and individuals sent a joint letter to US Secretary of State John Kerry urging him to call on Government of Bahrain to protect the religious freedoms of a group of high-profile political prisoners known as the Bahrain 13. As the letter states, “[t]he Bahrain 13 are representative[…]

ADHRB Condemns Bahrain’s Sentencing of American Teen to Two Year Imprisonment

18 January 2015 – Washington, D.C. – On 17 February, a Bahraini court sentenced 17-year-old Bahraini-American Abdulla Jaffar to two years imprisonment on charges of participating in an illegal gathering, possession of Molotov cocktails and attacking policemen. Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) condemns the court’s decision to sentence Jaffar based on[…]

Event Summary: Preventing the Next ISIS

12 February 2015 – Washington, DC – Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), with Freedom House, hosted an event on 11 February at Freedom House entitled “Preventing the Next ISIS: How the U.S. Can Work With Coalition Partners to Combat Extremism in the GCC.” Dr. Robert Herman, Vice President for Regional Programs[…]