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[…]

Secretary Pompeo Fails to Publicly Address Human Rights Issues During Bahrain Visit

15 January 2019 – On 8 January 2019, United States (US) Secretary of State Mike Pompeo embarked on a week-long trip to the Middle East and Arab Gulf, where he met with various leaders and high-level officials to discuss critical regional issues. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) is deeply disappointed with[…]

Breaking News: US Senate Blocks Resolution on Bahrain Arms Sales

15 November 2018 – Today, the United States Senate voted 77 to 21 to discharge S. J. Res. 65, a joint resolution introduced by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), therefore blocking Senators from voting to prohibit US arms sales to Bahrain. This move by Senate leadership paves the way for further arms sales to Bahrain despite[…]

US Engagement during IISS Manama Dialogue Failed to Consider Importance of Bahrain Human Rights Concerns to Regional Stability

This past weekend Bahrain hosted the 14th annual International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Manama Dialogue – a regional summit to discuss policy approaches to issues of security and defense. The event was attended by global officials and other high-level individuals, including United States (US) Secretary of Defense James Mattis, who delivered a plenary speech[…]