At UN, ADHRB Spotlights Prevalence of Torture in Saudi Criminal Justice System

Geneva, Switzerland — 22 September 2015 — On behalf of Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain, advocacy associate Eric Eikenberry delivered an oral intervention at the 30th session of the Human Rights Council. The intervention addressed the systematic use of torture within the criminal justice system of Saudi Arabia. In particular, the intervention[…]

Yemeni Activist Ahmed Ebrahim Delivers Intervention on Saudi Violations of Humanitarian Law in Yemen

On 24 June 2015 Yemeni activist Ahmed Ebrahim delivered an intervention under item 4 on Saudi Arabia’s human rights abuses in Yemen at the 29th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva .  Please continue for full remarks or to download a PDF click here. الرجاء الضغط هنا لقراءة هذه الرسالة باللغة العربي Mr. President, Americans for[…]

Sacrifice to the State – Capital Punishment in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia

In 2014, around 72% of the world’s recorded executions took place in the Gulf.  Despite global trends moving away from capital punishment, countries like Saudi Arabia and Bahrain have demonstrated a renewed commitment to the death penalty. Saudi Arabia, the third most prolific executioner in the world, has not only failed to reduce its use[…]