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[…]

ADHRB and NGOs Call on HFAC to Urge Accountability on Khashoggi’s Case

14 March 2019 – Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) and 10 other human rights organizations sent a letter to the leadership of the House Foreign Affairs Committee to undertake additional action concerning the extrajudicial killing of Jamal Khashoggi. The NGOs, led by Human Rights First, sent a letter to Chairman Eliot Engel (D-NY) and Ranking Member Michael McCaul (R-TX),[…]

Senate Narrowly Rejects Bill to Withdraw US Support for Saudi-led Yemen War

21 March 2018 – On 20 March 2018, the United States (US) Senate voted narrowly to kill a bipartisan resolution S.J.Res.54 that would withdraw American support for Saudi Arabia’s military intervention in Yemen, with 55 in favor of the motion to table the bill and 44 against. The bill, sponsored by Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT),[…]

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

Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) welcomes the statement submitted last week by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) for the Congressional Record addressing the deteriorating situation in Bahrain. In his statement, Senator Wyden looked back seven years to the violent government crackdown that took place when Bahraini citizens launched a peaceful protest movement[…]

Saudi-led Coalition’s Actions in Yemen Come Under Increasing US Scrutiny

On 6 December, United States President Donald Trump issued a brief statement in which he called on the Government of Saudi Arabia to end its blockade of Yemen. In his statement, President Trump addressed the blockade as a humanitarian issue and stated that he had directed a member of his administration to reach out to[…]