One year since State Department lifts Bahrain arms ban, unprecedented repression continues

29 June 2016 – Today marks one year since the US State Department lifted an arms hold to the Government of Bahrain. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) calls on the US Government to assess the human rights situation in the country and re-instate a small arms ban to further prevent violent[…]

Congress Calls for DOD Assessment of Security Situation in Bahrain, Options for Fifth Fleet

1 October 2015 – Washington, DC – The FY 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) conference report, released Tuesday by the Chairs and Ranking Members of the House Armed Services and Senate Armed Services Committees, would require the Department of Defense (DoD) to submit an assessment on the security situation in Bahrain within 120 days[…]

ADHRB Joins More Than 100 Multi-Faith Orgs to Urge Swift Reauthorization of USCIRF

On September 9, 2015, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) joined more than 100 multi-faith organizations and individual signatories in sending an urgent letter calling for the reauthorization of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) to leaders of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC). The letter gathered the highest number of signatories in[…]

ADHRB Applauds Introduction of House Companion Bill to BICI Accountability Act of 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 9 September 2015 – Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) welcomes the introduction of H.R. 3445, the bipartisan resolution in the United States House of Representatives that would reinstate the US arms sales ban to Bahrain until the country implements all 26 recommendations of the Bahrain Commission of Inquiry[…]

DC Premiere of Award-winning Documentary “Witness Bahrain” on Capitol Hill – June 17, 2015

Media contact: Kate Kizer,, (202) 621-6141 x 103 Washington D.C. – June 15, 2015 – “Witness Bahrain”, a new award-winning documentary by donkeysaddle projects, will premiere in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 5:30pm on Capitol Hill. The screening, which is co-sponsored by Congressman Hank Johnson (D-GA), Americans for Democracy & Human[…]