ADHRB Strongly Condemns Obama Administration’s Decision to Release Arms Sales to Bahrain

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 29 June 2015 Contact: Kate Kizer, kkizer@adhrb.org Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) strongly condemns the U.S. administration’s decision to lift the ban on foreign military sales to the Bahrain Defense Force and the National Guard. The State Department notes that its decision to lift the hold on the[…]

Event Summary: Preventing the Next ISIS

12 February 2015 – Washington, DC – Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), with Freedom House, hosted an event on 11 February at Freedom House entitled “Preventing the Next ISIS: How the U.S. Can Work With Coalition Partners to Combat Extremism in the GCC.” Dr. Robert Herman, Vice President for Regional Programs[…]

Human Rights Groups Condemn Increase in UK Arms Sales to Bahrain

Human Rights Groups Condemn Increase in UK Arms Sales to Bahrain 29 September 2014—London—Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) and Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) strongly condemn the United Kingdom’s recent decision to increase the sale of[…]

ADHRB Praises Decision by South Korean Government to Suspend all Tear Gas Exports to Bahrain

WASHINGTON, DC – January 7, 2014 – On Tuesday, January 7, the Government of South Korea announced that it is indefinitely suspending all exports of tear gas to the Kingdom of Bahrain in response to repeated calls from advocacy and human rights groups.  Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) joined with other[…]

ADHRB Concerned by Immense Tear Gas Purchasing Order Issued by Bahrain’s Ministry of Interior

WASHINGTON, DC – October 18, 2013 – On Wednesday, October 16, advocacy group Bahrain Watch leaked a document revealing the details of a purchase request made by the Bahrain Ministry of Interior for massive quantities of tear gas. Given the Government of Bahrain’s history of abuse of these ‘non-lethal weapons,’ often resulting in the serious injury[…]