By Husain Abdulla* Last week, the Crown Prince of Bahrain, Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, met with a handful of U.S. government officials—including President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden—during a visit to Washington, D.C. While the crown prince posed for photos with the president and vice president, in Bahrain children as young as [...]
WASHINGTON, DC – June 3, 2013 – This week, His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Crown Prince of Bahrain, is expected to meet with US Government officials during his visit to the United States. Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) calls upon US Government officials to raise [...]
Joint Apeal to the United Nations to Address Allegations of Ill-Treatment & Torture in Bahrain Prisons.
On May 22, 2013, Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain joined over 50 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) worldwide in an appeal to three United Nations Special Rapporteurs calling for an investigation into allegations of torture in Bahrain’s prisons. For a PDF of the letter in Arabic, please click here. For a PDF of the letter [...]
WASHINGTON, DC – May 28, 2013 – Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) condemns recent decisions by a Bahrain appeals court to reduce punishments for police officers responsible for killing protesters in 2011. On Sunday, the court reduced the sentence of a Bahraini police officer convicted of killing a protester to six [...]
By Husain Adulla* More than two years after peaceful demonstrators took to the streets to demand reforms, Bahrain’s uprising has not abated. Activists and opposition groups continue to demand the basic human rights and political reforms promised to them by their government. Rather than meet the opposition’s calls for reform, the government of Bahrain has [...]
On May 8, Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) sent a letter to Ms. Irina Bokova, Director General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), expressing concern regarding UNESCO’s acceptance of funds from the king of Bahrain in support of the UNESCO-King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use [...]
Washington, DC – May 2, 2013 – Twenty years ago today, the United Nations Generally Assembly proclaimed May 3 to be World Press Freedom Day. Since then, nations around the world have paused to celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom. On the 20th anniversary of World Press Freedom Day, Americans for Democracy and Human [...]