USCIRF Designates Bahrain as Tier 2 Country for Third Consecutive Year in Annual Report

30 April 2019 – Yesterday, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) released its 2019 Annual Report, categorizing Bahrain again as a Tier 2 country “for engaging in or tolerating religious freedom violations that meet at least one of the elements of the ‘systematic, ongoing, egregious’ standard for designation as a ‘country of[…]

Anatomy of a Police State: Systematic Repression, Brutality, and Bahrain’s Ministry of Interior

Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) is pleased to release Anatomy of a Police State: Systematic Repression, Brutality, and Bahrain’s Ministry of Interior, a comprehensive look at the core security agency driving Bahrain’s human rights crisis. See the introduction to the report below, and click here to read the full report. Introduction[…]

40 Organizations and Individuals Call on US Congress to Increase Global Magnitsky Funding

29 March 2019 – Yesterday, on 28 March 2019, 40 organizations and individuals, including Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), sent a joint letter requesting the United States (US) Congress to provide additional funding for the implementation of Global Magnitsky sanctions. The letter expressed how a funding increase “would enable the identification[…]

US State Department 2018 Report on Human Rights is ‘All Words and No Action’ when it Comes to Bahrain and Saudi Arabia

On 13 March 2019, the United States (US) Department of State released its Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2018. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) is deeply concerned that, while the report continues to detail a range of US human rights concerns in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, the State Department[…]

Senator Ron Wyden Submits Statement for the Record on the Deteriorating Situation in Bahrain

1 March 2019 – Yesterday, on 28 February, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) submitted a statement for the Congressional Record, addressing the deteriorating situation in Bahrain. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) welcomes Senator Wyden’s statement and echos the concerns raised. In his statement, Senator Wyden looked back eight years to the violent[…]