Featured Followers ADHRB features relevant, timely Tweets by its Twitter followers in each newsletter. Bahrain’s Crown Prince Visits Washington, DC Credit: The White House Last week, Bahrain’s Crown Prince met with US Executive branch officials–including Vice President Biden and Deputy National Security Advisor Tony Blinken–during his visit to Washington, DC. President Barack Obama briefly joined a meeting [...]
US Legislators Send Letter to King of Bahrain Expressing Concern over Cancelled Visit of UN Special Rapporteur
WASHINGTON, DC – June 7, 2013 – Today, 20 members of the United States Congress sent a letter to King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa of Bahrain to express their “concern and disappointment” regarding the recent cancellation of a trip to Bahrain by United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan E. Méndez. Mr. Méndez was scheduled to [...]
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 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 [...]
WASHINGTON, DC – April 23, 2013 – Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) strongly condemns the decision by the Bahrain government to postpone a visit by United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan Mendez, originally scheduled to take place May 8-16. This is the second time Mr. Mendez’s trip has been pushed [...]
Today marks the 38th anniversary of International Women’s Day, a day when governments around the world are asked by the United Nations to recognize the achievements of women, and to reflect on the role women play in promoting peace, encouraging stability, and demanding that basic human rights be extended to all. On this International Women’s [...]