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ADHRB Hosts Bahraini-American Delegation in Washington, D.C.

During the week of January 14, 2013, ADHRB hosted a delegation of Bahraini-Americans to visit Washington, D.C., to discuss the human rights situation in Bahrain with Members of Congress, representatives from non-governmental organizations, and Executive branch officials. Members of the delegation recounted from first-hand stories of the brutal suppression of protests in 2011, and the ongoing effects of discord within Bahrain on the civilian population.
Dr. Qasim Omran wrote an op-ed about his experience working at Salmaniya Medical Center in Bahrain at the outset of the protests, and his impressions of the role of Congress and the Obama administration following his visit to D.C. Dr. Omran’s op-ed was published by Michigan Live.


Upcoming Events

February 13, 2013 | 12:30-2pm
The Precarious Ally: Bahrain’s Impasse and U.S. Policy in the Gulf (RSVP here)
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.
Featuring Frederic Wehrey, Toby C. Jones, Karim Sadjadpour, and Matar Matar

February 14, 2013 | 2-3:30pm
 Two Years Later: Prospects for Reform in Bahrain on the Anniversary of the Uprising (RSVP here)
Room 210, Cannon House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
Featuring Charles Dunne, Frederic Wehrey, Mohammed al-Maskati, and Maryam al-Khawaja. Opening remarks by Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN).
Co-sponsored by ADHRB and Freedom House

News from Bahrain

Protests erupt after opposition rally request denied
Bahrain protests flare up after rally blocked

Bahraini princess charged with torturing two female doctors
Princess on trial in Bahrain for torturing detainees

Police officer jailed in connection with death of protester
Bahraini court jails policeman for protester death

Eight-year-old boy dies after village attacked with tear gas