On 7 September, Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain joined Ceartas – Irish Lawyers for Human Rights and other NGOs in expressing disappointment with the outcome of a complaint lodged against Dr. Ali bin Fadhel al-Buainain by Mr. Toby Cadman calling for the expulsion of Dr. al-Buainain from the International Association of Prosecutors. […]
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 […]
ADHRB, Other NGOs Ask Secretary Clinton to Suspend Funding to Bahrain in Light of Human Rights Abuses
ADHRB joined ten organizations this week in calling upon US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton [pdf] to suspend security assistance and funding to Bahrain in light of credible reports of abuse by security forces there. The organizations also called on Secretary Clinton to offer assistance to Bahrain to help bring those human rights violators to justice. […]
ADHRB joined 13 organizations today in a letter urging US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to oppose the Government of Bahrain’s nomination of Saeed Mohammed al-Faihani for a seat on the UN Human Rights Council‘s Advisory Committee, a body tasked with providing human rights expertise to the Council. Human Rights Council (HRC) resolution 5/1 provides that “[i]ndividuals […]
As international human rights groups, we call on member states of the United Nations Human Rights Council who participated in Bahrain’s Universal Periodic Review in May 2012 to urge Bahrain to release human rights defenders and peaceful opposition activists, who have been subjected to constant harassment by security forces and the courts for exercising their rights to […]
ADHRB joined 25 organizations today in a letter to House Members urging their support for legislation that would prohibit US arms sales to countries where weapons are at risk of being used to commit or facilitate human rights abuses. Introduced by Rep. Raul Grijalva, the bill, known as the Arms Sale Responsibility Act (H.R. 5749), currently […]