Bahraini interference shaping American interests: financial and political gain over human rights

It is true that the Kingdom of Bahrain has a long-standing relationship with the United States —one that is fundamentally based on arms sales, military partnerships and geopolitical strategy. This alliance however, does not excuse the United States’ noted silence in the wake of the conspicuous and ongoing human rights violations being committed by Bahrain.[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Mahdi Ali Hasan Mahdi Khalaf

Mahdi Ali Hasan Mahdi Khalaf was a 38 year old Bahraini taxi driver when he was arrested in November 2015 by Bahraini officers in civilian clothing. The reason behind the arrest was attributed to his alleged involvement in a terrorist group named “Zulfiqar Brigades”, to which he was sentenced to life imprisonment and denaturalization. Mahdi[…]

International call to Bahrain: End Death Penalty

Americans for Democracy & Human Rights (ADHRB) is launching an international campaign in solidarity, with twelve Bahraini citizens at imminent risk of execution in Bahrain. The goal of the campaign is to highlight the injustices that these individual went through whether when it comes to not receiving their legal rights or lack of due process[…]

Profiles in Persecution: Husain Ali Saad

Husain Ali Saad was a 28-year-old Bahraini citizen when he was unlawfully arrested, arbitrarily detained and subjected to enforced disappearance, torture and abuse by Bahraini authorities. He was arbitrarily arrested by officers from the Ministry of Interior along with two of his friends. When he was arrested, Husain was a freelancer who lived with his[…]

Bahrain’s Sportswashing of the Tour de France

This weekend, on August 29, 2020, the Tour de France will set off from Nice in a 22 day cycling race broadcasted across 190 countries and garnering an expected 1 billion viewers. Joining the race is Bahrain-McLaren, a team owned by Prince Nasser bin Ahmed al-Khalifa of the ruling family of Bahrain and that stands[…]