UN Experts Declare Detention of “Brutalized” Activist Najah Yusuf to have been Arbitrary; Calls for Compensation from Bahrain – Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain
23 September 2019 – On 19 September, the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) published an Opinion on the case of recently-released Bahraini activist Najah Yusuf, who was arrested in April 2017 in part for posts on social media protesting the Formula One Grand Prix and criticizing the …
Shia Muslims spend the first ten days of the holy month of Muharram in ritual mourning commemorating the death of Hussain, son of Ali, grandson of the Prophet Mohammad. Muharram rituals are central to the Shia faith. The nature of these rituals make this population highly visible, and thus, Shia Muslims are particularly vulnerable in …
Breaking the Silence: Bahraini Women Political Prisoners Expose Systemic Abuses – Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain
Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy are pleased to release Breaking the Silence: Bahraini Women Political Prisoners Expose Systemic Abuses, which examines the cases of nine former and current women political prisoners in Bahrain from the moment of their …
Princeton University Majlis a spiritual gathering for Imam Husayn with Zakira Shyrose Jaffar & renowned reciters WED SEPT 25 | 7.30 PM Carl Fields Center Living Room 58 Prospect Ave Princeton University Join us for a commemoration of the life and struggles of Imam Husayn (pbuh), the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), as we consider the struggles of justice in our own time.
17 September 2019 – Bahrain’s High Appeals Court refused to grant a non-custodial sentence to the country’s most prominent human rights defender, Nabeel Rajab, who is currently serving a five-year prison term for his critical comments on social media, the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) said.
On Tuesday 10th September, Ameed Versace of the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society delivered a Time for Reflection on the Day of Ashura to Members of The Scottish Parliament. The Day of Ashura is observed by Muslims across the world.
The Bahraini authorities’ inhuman denial of urgent medical treatment for seriously ill Bahraini academic and opposition activist, Dr Abdel-Jalil al-Singace, is a denial of his right to health and an act of intentional cruelty, said Amnesty International today.
Many in Asia look at the Middle East with a mixture of expectation of stable energy supplies, hope for economic opportunity and concern about a potential fallout of the region’s multiple violent conflicts that are often cloaked in ethnic, religious and sectarian terms. Yet, a host of Asian nations led by men and women, who redefine identity as concepts of exclusionary civilization, ethnicity, and religious primacy rather than inclusive pluralism and multiculturalism, risk sowing the seeds of radicalization rooted in the despair of population groups that are increasingly persecuted, disenfranchised and marginalized.
Incidents of Anti-Shiism in August, 2019 During August, Shia Rights Watch celebrated the Eid al-Adha by illuminating Time Square, New York. The organization called for solidarity against intolerance and injustice. SRW Eid al- Adha activity can be found here and here. Analysis of anti-Shiism in the first six months of 2019 was published as well.