ADHRB at the UN: Side Events on Bahrain and Saudi Arabia

Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) will be attending and participating in the 38th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva. During the Council ADHRB will be holding two side events, one on Bahrain and one on Saudi Arabia. The Bahrain side event focuses on the upcoming parliamentary elections in Bahrain.[…]

Saudi’s First Movie in 35 Years Champions Equality, Something Saudi Arabia Continues to Repress

After a longtime ban – spanning over three-decades – Saudi Arabia has re-introduce cinema into society. The decision is part of Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s series of social reforms, as he brands himself a ‘modern’ and a ‘reformer’ in the international community. In reality, this is far from the case. The small steps he[…]

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Travels the US Amid Rights Abuses

In mid-March, Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman (often referred to by his initials, MbS), wrapped up a trip the United Kingdom and traveled to the United States (US) for a two-week visit starting Monday, 19 March. MbS’s visit comes at a time when he is attempting to bring desperately needed social reforms to[…]

HRC37 Intervention on Shia discrimination and executions in Saudi Arabia

On Tuesday 20 March, during the Item 9 General Debate at the UN Human Rights Council, ADHRB’s Saudi Arabia Advocacy Associate delivered an oral intervention on the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action and Saudi Arabia’s discrimination against its religious minorities, in particular its Shia population. The Associate also raised the issue that of the[…]

HRC37 Intervention on executions and torture in Bahrain

On Tuesday 20 March 2018 during the 37th session of the Human Rights Council, Hany Alrayes delivered an oral intervention on behalf of ADHRB during the Item 8 General Debate on the topic of the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action. In his intervention, Alrayes spoke about Bahrain’s use of torture and coerced confessions in[…]