Senators Murphy, Rubio, and Wyden Send Letter to President Trump Urging Him to Raise Human Rights Concerns During Meeting with Bahraini Crown Prince

16 September 2019 – On Friday 13 September, Senators Chris Murphy, Marco Rubio, and Ron Wyden sent a letter to President Donald Trump ahead of his meeting with Bahrain’s Crown Prince, Sheikh Salman bin Hamad AlKhalifa. In the letter, the Senators urged President Trump to raise human rights concerns during the meeting and to call[…]

ADHRB Sends Letter to Ambassador Siberell Calling on Him to Uphold Human Rights Promises He Made During His Confirmation Hearing Two Years Ago

9 September 2019 – On 4 September 2019, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) sent a letter to the Honorable Justin Siberell, United States Ambassador to Bahrain. The letter raises concerns regarding the current human rights situation in the kingdom and calls on Ambassador Siberell to remember the promises he made during[…]

ADHRB Responds to Bahraini Embassy Statement on the Execution of Ali AlArab and Ahmed AlMalali

On 27 July 2019, the Bahraini government executed Ali AlArab and Ahmed AlMalali, two torture victims who were convicted in an unfair trial. The executions took place amid an international outcry against the measure. Members of Congress, including Senator Bob Menendez, the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission co-chairs, and Representative Ro Khanna, as well Members[…]

US State Department Keeps Bahrain on Tier 1 in 2019 TIP Report, Ignoring Concerns

10 July 2019 – On 20 June, the United States (US) Department of State (DoS) released its 2019 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, which assesses the actions individual countries are taking to combat human trafficking. Countries are rated on their efforts and progress according to a four-‘tier’ system, with Tier 1 being the highest ranking.[…]

US Department of State’s 2018 Report on International Religious Freedom Highlights Ongoing Discrimination in Bahrain But Fails to Provide Recommendations for Reform

27 June 2019 – Last week, on 21 June, the United States (US) Department of State (DoS) published its 2018 Report on International Religious Freedom, analyzing the status of religious freedom globally. This year’s report on Bahrain highlights the degree to which minority religions are free to practice in the kingdom, but also notes multiple[…]