Senator Ron Wyden Submits Statement for the Record on the Deteriorating Situation in Bahrain

5 March 2020 – 27 February 2020, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) submitted a statement for the Congressional Record, addressing Bahrain’s crackdown on peaceful protestors. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) commends and supports Senator Wyden’s statement and the concerns that he raises. In his statement, Senator Wyden expresses his concerns regarding Bahrain’s[…]

Senate Blocks Resolution Disapproving US Arms Sales to Bahrain, But Votes Show Increasing Congressional Concern for Human Rights in the Kingdom

13 June 2019 – Today, the United States (US) Senate voted to block a resolution (S. J. Res. 20), introduced by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), which would have disapproved of the proposed sale to the Government of Bahrain of “certain defense articles and services.” Under the Trump Administration, the State Department has made determinations approving[…]

ADHRB Briefing on Capitol Hill: “Anatomy of a Police State: Systematic Repression, Brutality, and Bahrain’s Ministry of Interior”

11 June 2019 – Today, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) held a briefing on Capitol Hill that covered the human rights situation in Bahrain. The briefing specifically looked at corruption, abuses committed by the Ministry of Interior (MOI), and assistance from the United States (US). The event, moderated by ADHRB’s Executive[…]

ADHRB Briefing on Capitol Hill: “Systematic Rights Violations in Yemen: Assessing the United States’ Role and Seeking Accountability”

11 April 2019 – Yesterday, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) hosted an event in Congress on the human rights situation in Yemen. The event, moderated by Bridget Quitter of ADHRB, featured expert panelists including Mohammad Alwazir of the Arabian Rights Watch Association (ARWA), Ali Al-Ahmed of the Institute for Gulf Affairs,[…]

40 Organizations and Individuals Call on US Congress to Increase Global Magnitsky Funding

29 March 2019 – Yesterday, on 28 March 2019, 40 organizations and individuals, including Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), sent a joint letter requesting the United States (US) Congress to provide additional funding for the implementation of Global Magnitsky sanctions. The letter expressed how a funding increase “would enable the identification[…]