US State Department Reports Religious Freedoms Violations in Bahrain in 2011
The U.S. State Department published its 2021 Report on International Religious Freedom: Bahrain. What is clear after reading this report is the ruling family in Bahrain uses religious discrimination as a tool in the preservation of its authoritarianism.
US President Signs Law Requiring State Department to Issue Report on Political Prisoners in Bahrain
President Joe Biden has signed into law a legislation that calls for an accounting by the US State Department of its efforts to free political prisoners in Bahrain.
Husain Abdullah: When it Comes to Human Rights in Bahrain, Biden's Administration Hypocrisy Appears
Executive Director at Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) criticized the Biden's Administration performance on Bahrain's human rights file, saying its performance shows "hypocrisy".
15-Year-Jail Term Handed down to 4 Defendants in Political Case
The Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain said that a Bahraini court issued on Wednesday (January 12, 2022) 15-year-jail term against 4 detainees in a politically motivated case.
ADHRB Calls on New US Ambassador to Pressure Bahrain to Begin Meaningful Dialogue with Opposition Ahead of 2022 Elections
The Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain called on the US new ambassador Steven C. Bondy, who will start his work soon in Bahrain, to pressure the Government of Bahrain to begin a meaningful dialogue with the political opposition ahead of the 2022 parliamentary elections.
Detainee with Knee Injury Denied Treatment, MoI Refuses to Release him under Alternative Penalty Code
Family of political prisoner Habib Abdulhussein Habib said they exhausted all ways to enable their detained son receive his right to treatment.
HR Organizations: What are the Bahraini Authorities Waiting for to Release Abduljalil Al-Singace?
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) called the Bahraini authorities to urgently release Dr. Abduljalil Al-Singace.
Two NGOs Demand Bahraini Authorities to Launch Investigation into Death of Inmate amid Reports of Medical Negligence
The Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) and Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) demanded the Bahraini authorities to launch an independent investigation into medical negligence that led to death of Bahraini prisoner Hasan Abdulnabi Mansoor.
Sheikh Zuheir, His Companions Prevented from Making Calls, Going to Prison Yard...Intentions to Prevent them from Commemorating Ashura
Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) said that it received information from Jaw Central Prison indicating that Sheikh Zuheir Ashour and his companions have been prevented from making calls for a week, and that this period could be extended as a kind of punishment against them.
Prisoners of Buildings 12 and 13 of Jaw Prison Cut off from World Since 2 Weeks Ago (ADHRB)
A human rights organization said that there is disturbing news of contact cut for more than two weeks in a row with the prisoners of Buildings 12 and 13, and 14 in Jaw Prison.
Participants in Human Rights Seminar Hold Interior Minister Responsible for What's Happening to Prisoners
"Coronavirus is not the only threat to the lives of our children, as there are many diseases that are spreading among prisoners, due to the cells overcrowding. We tell the Interior Minister that you are responsible for what is happening to our children who were forced to confess fabricated charges under torture."
15 NGOs Urge Biden Administration to Address "Dramatic HR Deterioration" in Bahrain
15 human rights organizations demanded United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken, in a letter, to address the dramatic human rights deterioration in Bahrain.
UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention: 20 Bahrainis are Arbitrary Detained as part of "Zulfiqar Brigades" Trial
The United Nations (UN) Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) published an opinion concerning the cases of 20 Bahraini citizens convicted by the Bahraini Fourth High Criminal Court on 15 May 2018, following a mass trial involving 138 defendants.
HR Activists from 22 Different Countries Demand Release of Bahraini Prisoners
Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain launched a solidarity campaign with Bahraini prisoners, held in 22 different countries, in a number of different languages, to pressure the authorities for their release.
US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar Calls to Stop Arms Sale to Bahrain due to HR Violations
US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar called on the US government to stop arms sale to Bahrain due to human rights violations.
US Congressman Jim McGovern Calls on Bahrain to Stop Discrimination against Shia, Release Nabeel Rajab
US Congressman Jim McGovern called on the Bahraini government to stop discrimination against Shia and allow press to work freely.
ADHRB: 1 in Every 635 Bahrainis Arbitrarily Detained, Abused
Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) said that "1 in every 635 Bahrainis has been arbitrarily detained, disappeared, tortured, raped, killed, or otherwise abused" by the Ministry of Interior.
HR Groups Urge UN to Seek Australia-Based Hakeem Al-Araibi's Freedom from Thai Jail
Supporters of the Australia-based refugee Hakeem al-Araibi have petitioned the United Nations to seek the young footballer’s freedom from a Thai jail cell, where he awaits extradition to Bahrain over a conviction he says is politically motivated, reported the Guardian.
Member in German Parliament Dubs Bahraini Elections “Farce”
On Saturday 24 November, as the Government of Bahrain held the elections for the Consultative Council, the spokesman for foreign affairs of Germany’s Green Party, Omid Nouripour, issued a statement condemning the elections as unfree and unfair.
70 Irish MPs Demand their Government to Pressure the Bahraini Authorities to Provide Criteria for Fair Elections
More than 70 members of Ireland’s Dáil Éireann (TDs) expressed serious concern over Bahrain’s suppression of civil and political society ahead of the Kingdom’s parliamentary elections in a letter to TD Simon Coveney.