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ADHRB Welcomes Appointment of Experts on UN Yemen Panel

ADHRB Welcomes Appointment of Experts on UN Yemen Panel

On 4 December 2017, the United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein announced his official appointments for the Group of Eminent Experts on Yemen. The members are Kamel Jendoubi of Tunisia, who will serve as chairperson, Melissa Parke of Australia, and Charles Garraway of the […]

ADHRB and ESOHR Condemn Munir Al Adam’s Impending Death Sentence

ADHRB and ESOHR Condemn Munir Al Adam’s Impending Death Sentence

On 3 December, the United Nations marked International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD). Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) and the European Saudi Organisation for Human Rights (ESOHR) mark IDPD by condemning Saudi Arabia’s arbitrary detention, torture, and death sentence of Munir Al Adam, a prisoner […]

New Saudi counter-terrorism law fails to meet international standards

New Saudi counter-terrorism law fails to meet international standards

On 1 November 2017, Saudi Arabia established a new counter-terrorism law. This law, consisting of 96 articles (27 of which deal solely with punishments), replaces and expands upon the last counter-terror law passed in December 2013. Instead of using the nearly four years since the last passage of law to […]

65 NGOs Call on Congress to End US Involvement in the Yemen War

65 NGOs Call on Congress to End US Involvement in the Yemen War

Today, ADHRB and 64 other nongovernmental organizations sent a letter to Congressmen Khanna, Massie, Pocan, and Jones thanking them and applauding them for introducing House Concurrent Resolution 81 and forcing a debate and vote on ending unauthorized U.S. military involvement in Yemen’s civil war. Representatives Ro Khanna (D-Calif), Thomas Massie (R-Ken), Mark […]