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[…]

Verdict Expected for Nabeel Rajab 20 January, NGOs Call for Charges to be Dropped

19 January 2015 – On 20 January, a verdict is expected in the trial of Nabeel Rajab, a prominent Bahraini activist and internationally recognized human rights defender. President of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), Deputy Secretary General of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), and a member of Human Rights Watch’s Advisory[…]

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 is Saudi, which also makes[…]