HRC46 Written Statement: Ongoing Detention of Women’s Rights Defenders in Saudi Arabia

Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) submitted a written statement, to the Human Rights Council during its 46th session concerning Ongoing Detention of Women’s Rights Defenders in Saudi Arabia. Continue reading below for the full text of the statement, or click here for PDF

Dispatch on Spanish Arm Sales to the Gulf Region

Spain has consistently demonstrated its strong economic interest in the Middle East, especially in regards to its arms sales to the Gulf states. According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Spain was the 7th largest exporter of arms during the period 2015-2019, with Australia, Singapore and Saudi Arabia as its top 3 clients.[…]

Free Saudi Activitis commemorating two-year anniversary of the saudi government’s arrest and torture of women’s rights defenders

COALITION TO HOST A WEBINAR ON MAY 15 PROVIDING UPDATES ON PRISONERS, STATE OF WOMEN’S HUMAN RIGHTS IN SAUDI ARABIA AND CAMPAIGN PROGRESS  MAY 15, 2020 – Free Saudi Activists, a coalition of women human rights defenders advocating for the release of women’s rights activists from prison, is commemorating the two-year anniversary of the Saudi[…]

Saudi Arabia: Update on the Shame Reform

سجون السعودية

The Ongoing Arrest and Detention of Women Human Rights Defenders In May 2019, Amnesty International marked Saudi Arabia’s disgraceful “Year of Shame” in remembrance of a year’s passing since the arrest of several prominent women human rights defenders (WHRDs). Amnesty International stated that “a year ago, the authorities started locking up some of Saudi Arabia’s[…]

ADHRB Responds to Saudi High-Level Statement at HRC40

27 February 2019 — Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) takes this opportunity to respond to the statement made today by Adel Bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, during the High-Level Segment of the 40th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC). During his speech,[…]