ADHRB Weekly Newsletter 61

Members of Congress Send Bipartisan Letter to King Hamad Over Expulsion of Tom Malinowski


Washington, D.C. – On 18 July, members of the United States Congress sent a bipartisan letter to King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa of Bahrain to express their concern over the Bahraini government’s decision to expel Tom Malinowski, the Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, from the country last week. The bipartisan letter, led by Representatives Henry C. “Hank” Johnson (D-GA)  and Keith Ellison (D-MN), urges King Hamad to honor his government’s previously stated commitments to reconciliation and dialogue in Bahrain by welcoming Assistant Secretary Malinowski back into the country to resume his visit, which was “intended to strengthen bilateral ties and support,” and states that the government’s decision to expel him is troubling “in light of the fact that Assistant Secretary Malinowski was in the county doing exactly what high-level diplomats are called on to do: meet with members of the government, opposition parties, and members of the public to gain a deeper understanding.”

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Bahrain in the News
 Kerry calls Bahrain minister over expulsion of U.S. official
 Bahrain Asks Court to Suspend Main Opposition Bloc’s Activities
 William Roebuck is nominated to be the next US Ambassador to Bahrain

Commentary on Bahrain
 Bahrain and the U.S.
 Bahrain’s Jihadist Dilemma
 Tension Between Bahrain & U.S. Continues Over Diplomat’s Expulsion

  NGOs Statements on Bahrain
 HRW: Bahrain Not Ready for National Dialogue
 Ministry of Justice Files Lawsuit Against Al-Wefaq
 NGOs urge UK Foreign Secretary to Take a ‘Fresh’ Approach
 BCHR Calls for Independent Committee to Investigate Death of Policeman

Arabic Articles
Ten Year Old al-Samea Charged by Bahraini Court
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11 Policemen Acquitted of Human Rights Violation Charges
Please click here for a PDF of this article in English