ADHRB and Amnesty International Host Panel Discussion: “US–Bahrain Security Cooperation: Risks & Opportunities for Reform”

Today, 29 November 2017, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain and Amnesty International hosted a panel discussion titled “US–Bahrain Security Cooperation: Risks & Opportunities for Reform” in the Senate’s Capitol Visitor Center. The panel brought together a distinguished group of experts – Dwight Bashir, Director of Research and Policy at the US Commission[…]

ADHRB Sends Open Letter to new US Ambassador to Bahrain

On 17 November 2017, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) sent an open letter to the new United States (US) Ambassador to Bahrain, Justin Hicks Siberell, welcoming him to this new post after he formally presented his credentials to Bahrain’s king. ADHRB encourages Ambassador Siberell to uphold the commitments he made during[…]

ADHRB Sends Letters to US Government Requesting Inquiry into Sheikh Nasser’s Rights Record

Today, 1 November 2017, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) submitted open letters to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense James Mattis raising our concerns over deepening American security ties with the Government of Bahrain and particularly Royal Guard Commander Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa – one of[…]

ADHRB calls for US review of Bahrain’s Sheikh Nasser amid deepening security ties

25 October 2017 – Between 16 and 18 October, the Bahraini government hosted the first annual Bahrain International Defence Exhibition and Conference (BIDEC) with the presence of 180 international exhibitors from 60 countries, including 21 companies from the United States. The US also sent an official delegation to the expo, with American speakers and military[…]

ADHRB urges US Administration’s implementation of Global Magnitsky Human Rights and Accountability Act

13 September 2017 – Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) joins 22 other rights organizations in signing onto a joint letter to the US Secretaries of State and Treasury to urge them to follow through on implementing the Global Magnitsky Human Rights and Accountability Act. The legislation authorizes the President to impose financial[…]