WASHINGTON, DC – November 4, 2013 – More than two years have passed since the Bahrain uprising began, which was met with a brutal crackdown by the Bahrain government, marked by dozens of deaths, hundreds of arbitrary arrests, and thousands of injuries. To this day, numerous Bahrainis remain behind bars based on politically-motivated charges, […]
Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain, Creative Peace Initiative, American Muslim Students Association, & Ethics, Peace and Global Affairs present:
WASHINGTON, DC – July 2, 2013 – On Monday, Bahrain’s highest court upheld the convictions of Mahdi Abu Dheeb and Jalila al-Salman, leaders of the Bahrain Teachers’ Association (BTA) who were sentenced to prison in 2011 for participating in peaceful protests. Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) condemns the court’s decision and […]
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 […]
Earlier this week, ADHRB joined calls for an investigation by the International Association of Prosecutors (IAP), an international non-governmental organization of prosecutors, into allegations of misconduct committed by Bahrain’s Attorney General, Dr. Ali bin Fadhel al-Buainain. A recent report issued by Ceartas-Irish Lawyers for Human Rights accuses Dr. Al-Buainain, in his capacity as Attorney General […]
A civilian court in Bahrain today overturned the convictions against 21 Bahraini medics who had been convicted and sentenced last year for participating in illegal gatherings during the 2011 Bahrain uprising. Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) applauds the court’s decision to acquit the medics of these charges, but remains concerned about […]