ADHRB Strongly Condemns the Arbitrary Imprisonment of Female Bahraini Activist Najah Ahmed Yousif for Social Media Posts

26 June 2018 – Yesterday, Bahrain’s Fourth Criminal court sentenced female activist Najah Ahmed Yousif to three years in prison on charges relating to free expression. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) strongly condemns the arrest and sentencing of Najah Ahmed Yousif and calls on the Government of Bahrain to overturn Yousif’s[…]

Bahraini authorities continue harassment of Ebtisam al-Saegh

On 22 January 2017, Bahraini government forces summoned human rights defender Ebtisam al-Saegh for questioning. Al-Saegh works to document human rights violations on the ground in Bahrain. The authorities notified al-Saegh that she would be expected at the Department of Criminal Investigation (CID) in Muharraq. Prior to the investigation, officials did not notify al-Saegh their[…]

NGO Letter of Appeal: Human rights defender Ghada Jamsheer remains in jail despite poor health

Women’s rights defender, writer and blogger Ghada Jamsheer remains in jail in Bahrain serving a combined ten-month sentence for exercising her right to free expression on Twitter. On 7 November 2016, Jamsheer appeared before Judge Mohamed Al-Khalifa of the High Criminal Court of Appeal to request that she be freed to serve out the remainder[…]