Saudi Arabia finalizes the destruction of al-Mosawara despite the UN’s denunciation

On 16 August, the last residential building in al-Mosawara was demolished by the Saudi authorities, after a process of flattening and relocation that started in mid-May, and which led to conflict between residents and security forces. The al-Mosawara neighborhood was a historic quarter in the Shia-majority town of al-Awamiyah, with a rich history, significant cultural[…]

ADHRB Executive Director Criticizes US Complicity in Violence in Awamiya

14 August 2017 – Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) Executive Director Husain Abdulla criticizes US complicity in the ongoing violence in Awamiya, Saudi Arabia and condemns all violence that has occurred in the area over the past months. “The Saudi government’s ongoing military operation in Awamiya is buttressed and sustained by[…]

HRC 34 Oral Interventions: ID w/ Special Rapporteur on Housing

On 2 March 2017, Yusuf al-Hoori delivered an oral intervention at the 34th session of the Human Rights Council. He participated in the Item 3 Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on housing, delivering an oral intervention addressing the right to housing as an important human right. Please continue reading for full remarks or click[…]

Sheikh Nimr and the 2011-2012 Eastern Province protests

Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr was a prominent voice in the struggle against Shia discrimination in Saudi Arabia. He played a large and symbolic role in the 2011-2012 demonstrations in the Eastern Province. As a result of his support for the peaceful protests, Saudi security forces arrested him in 2012 and sentenced him to death. His death[…]