Selling American Democracy to Middle Eastern dictators

The unconditional support the U.S. gives to the dictators in Saudi Arabia – a relationship where the U.S. turns a blind eye to every kind of imaginable crime and medieval behavior – has devolved to a new phase of Saudi dictators being allowed to openly buy continued support from individuals. A sovereign investment fund led[…]

Biden administration says Bahrain is committing serious rights abuses, Action must follow

On 12 April 2022, the U.S. State Department released its 2021 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) acknowledges that the country report for Bahrain is an improvement on both the breadth and probity of previous publications and finds the recent report to be largely accurate in[…]

US Congress Calls for Report from State Department 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. The Statement accompanying the Fiscal Year 2022 Consolidated Appropriations Act states, “Not later than 60 days after the enactment of the Act, the Secretary of State shall[…]

New US Ambassador to Bahrain Steven Bondy Must Put Human Rights at the Center of US Agenda

On December 18, 2021, the United States Senate confirmed Steven C. Bondy to be the next US Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain. Bahrain is an egregious and unrepentant abuser of the human rights of its own people according to the US State Department and major human rights monitoring organizations. “In the wake of President[…]