US State Department’s 2017 Religious Freedom Report Highlights Systematic Discrimination in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain

31 May 2018 – Two days ago, the United States (US) Department of State (DoS) published its annual International Religious Freedom Report. In it, the State Department highlights systematic, government-sanctioned religious discrimination in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, including specific targeting of the countries’ Shia Muslim communities. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB)[…]

Petition: Tell Congress to Stop Trump from Selling More Guns to Abusive Bahrain

The Bahraini military is detaining, trying, and allegedly even torturing civilian prisoners – and Trump just decided to sell them nearly $1 billion worth of new weapons. Congress has less than 30 days to say no. Tell them to now. Last Christmas, the Bahraini military convicted 12 civilians and a soldier in an illegal mass trial[…]

USCIRF Recognizes Wide-Ranging Abuse of Bahraini Shia in Tier 2 Re-Designation

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has today released its 2018 Annual Report, categorizing Bahrain 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 particular concern,’ or CPC,[…]

US State Department Releases 2017 Report on Human Rights in Bahrain

On 20 April 2018, the United States (US) Department of State released its Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2017. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) welcomes the report’s substantive section detailing the wide range of US human rights concerns in Bahrain, but urges the State Department to implement new policies[…]

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

Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) welcomes the statement submitted last week by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) for the Congressional Record addressing the deteriorating situation in Bahrain. In his statement, Senator Wyden looked back seven years to the violent government crackdown that took place when Bahraini citizens launched a peaceful protest movement[…]