ADHRB Executive Director Condemns Removal of Reform Conditions from US-Bahrain F-16 Sale

5 April 2017 – Executive Director of Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) Husain Abdulla condemns the decision of United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and the Donald Trump administration to lift human rights conditions on the sale of 19 Lockheed Martin F-16 combat aircraft to Bahrain. “It is absolutely reprehensible[…]

Executed Saudi Sheikh Nimr was not a terrorist

On 2 January 2016, Middle East Eye published an op-ed by ADHRB advocacy associate Ellen Duthoy regarding Saudi Arabia’s portrayal of Sheikh Nimr as a terrorist. The first paragraphs of the article are found below; the rest can be viewed here. Although Saudi Arabia has made headlines on Saturday after executing 47 people convicted of “terrorism”, much[…]

Executive Director Husain Abdulla: “Partial Justice: How Saudi Executions Serve the Monarchy”

Today, the Saudi government carried out its 100th execution of 2015. Last week, when the tally stood at 94, ADHRB Executive Director Husain Abdulla wrote an op-ed for Middle East Eye that linked the rising rate of capital punishment to the monarchy’s influence over the legal system. Saudi Arabia is on the verge of breaking a record for[…]

The Cognitive Dissonance at the Heart of American Diplomacy

Husain Abdulla 9 March 2015 Secretary of State John Kerry has certainly earned the right to speak before the Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva, Switzerland. As a US Senator and now Secretary of State, he has promoted human rights and the expansion of freedom in authoritarian nations. Therefore, when Secretary Kerry remarks, “When people[…]