Op-ed | U.S. Foreign Policy in Bahrain Two Years after the Uprising

By Husain Abdulla* During his State of the Union address on Tuesday February 12, 2013, President Obama said that the United States will “stand with citizens as they demand their universal rights, and support stable transitions to democracy” in the Middle East. This statement may come as a surprise to many in Bahrain who have[…]

Past Event: Two Years Later: Prospects for Reform in Bahrain on the Anniversary of the Uprising

On February 14, 2011, Bahraini protesters took to the streets to call for political reforms, taking part in a broader movement for democracy in the Middle East. Bahrain’s security forces brutally suppressed the demonstrations, killing more than 50 protesters and injuring thousands. Since then, very little has changed in Bahrain: protesters continue to demand greater freedoms, attempts at dialogue[…]

Introducing the Bahrain Bi-Weekly Newsletter: Issue 1

Click here to subscribe to the Bahrain Bi-Weekly newsletter Featured Follower ADHRB features relevant, timely Tweets by its Twitter followers in each newsletter. ADHRB Hosts Bahraini-American Delegation in Washington, D.C. During the week of January 14, 2013, ADHRB hosted a delegation of Bahraini-Americans to visit Washington, D.C., to discuss the human rights situation in Bahrain with Members of Congress,[…]

Op-ed | Grand Rapids Doctor: The U.S. Cannot Stay Silent while Atrocities are Committed in Bahrain

Qasim Omran of Grand Rapids is a doctor with expertise in pulmonary medicine, critical care and sleep medicine. A native of Bahrain, Omran recently was part of an ADHRB delegation that met with congress members to speak about problems in Bahrain. Omran treated injured protesters during the 2011 Bahraini uprising that saw nearly 50 people killed[…]

ADHRB Condemns Decision by Bahrain Appeals Court to Uphold Convictions of 13 Activists

Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) strongly condemns a decision by Bahrain’s highest appeals court to uphold convictions against 13 prominent activists. The court’s decision eliminates any prospect that the activists will have their convictions overturned, unless they receive a pardon by the king–an unlikely prospect. The 13 are part of a group of 20[…]