HRC33: ADHRB calls attention to discrimination against Bedoon in Kuwait

On 20 September, Erin Sigmon, Advocacy Assistant at ADHRB, delivered an oral intervention under item 3 at the 33rd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on discrimination against the Bedoon population in Kuwait. Please continue reading for full remarks or click here to download a PDF. Before I begin my intervention, on behalf of Americans[…]

Eminent Shia Cleric Stripped of Citizenship, Faces Deportation

20 June 2016 – Washington, DC – In its latest attempt to stifle free speech and expression, the Government of Bahrain has revoked the citizenship of Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim. Sheikh Isa is highly regarded as the spiritual leader of Bahrain’s Shia population, who make up the majority of the country. A Bahrain Ministry of[…]

HRC32: ADHRB discusses gender discrimination in GCC

On June 16, ADHRB associate Amanda Milani delivered an oral intervention at the 32nd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva under Item 3.  Please continue reading for full remarks or click here to download a PDF. Mr. President, Esteemed Panelists, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain welcomes this opportunity to discuss[…]

Sheikh Nimr and the Eastern Provinces’ struggle for citizenship equality

“From the day I was born and to this day, I’ve never felt safe or secure in this country,” declared Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr in a 2011 speech. A prominent political activist from the Eastern Province, Sheikh Nimr spoke on behalf of Saudi Arabia’s disenfranchised population. The Eastern Province is primarily home to the Kingdom’s minority[…]

Bahrain Strips Citizenship of 56 Including 9 Children, Bringing 2015 Total up to 128

11 June 2015 – Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) condemn the unfair trial of 61 persons in a single terrorism case, and the court’s decision to strip the citizenship of 56 of those sentenced, including nine children under 18. A total of 61[…]