Saudi Appellate Courts Binging on Frivolous Lawsuits

Judging by the list of people Saudi Arabian courts sentenced in recent weeks, the kingdom seems to be struggling to determine which forms of religious expression are and are not “criminal.” Last week, a Saudi court sentenced Palestinian poet Ashraf Fayadh to death for apostasy. Saudi Arabia’s religious police arrested Fayadh at a cafe in[…]

Saudi Arabia on the 13th Annual World Day Against the Death Penalty

As the 13th Annual World Day Against the Death Penalty approaches, the Government of Saudi Arabia has marked its calendar for a separate occasion: the public beheading of two minors. Despite its international obligations under the Convention against Torture and the Convention on the Rights of the Child – and despite its seat on the[…]

July Champions for Justice: Bahrain’s Death Row Prisoners

In Bahrain, political dissidence can be punishable by death. The Government of Bahrain employ the threat of capital punishment as a means of political intimidation. Between 2011 and 2014, Bahraini courts handed down 11 death sentences; in the last six months, they have handed down at least four more. Disproportionately, these sentences have been based[…]

Yemeni Activist Ahmed Ebrahim Delivers Intervention on Saudi Violations of Humanitarian Law in Yemen

On 24 June 2015 Yemeni activist Ahmed Ebrahim delivered an intervention under item 4 on Saudi Arabia’s human rights abuses in Yemen at the 29th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva .  Please continue for full remarks or to download a PDF click here. الرجاء الضغط هنا لقراءة هذه الرسالة باللغة العربي Mr. President, Americans for[…]

Nedal Al-Salman Delivers Oral Intervention on Executions in Bahrain at HRC29

On June 22, Nedal Al-Salman participated in an interactive dialogue on arbitrary and extrajudicial executions in Bahrain at the 29th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. The intervention was delivered on behalf of Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR), and the Bahrain[…]