ADHRB Publishes Report on Saudi Arabia’s Judiciary

10 March 2015 – Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain is pleased to announce the publishing of a new report entitled The Pretense of Progress–a shadow report on the implementation of Saudi Arabia’s recommendations from the Special Rapporteur on the Judges and lawyers. The report is available for download here. The foreword of the report is available[…]

March Champions for Justice: Bahrain’s Imprisoned Women

More than four years since the Bahrain government’s brutal crackdown on pro-democracy protesters, arbitrary arrests, injuries to protesters and politically motivated prison sentences continue.  Numerous Bahrainis remain behind bars today, including thousands of prisoners of conscience. Every month, ADHRB, BIRD and BCHR ask all defenders of human rights to take part in highlighting each of[…]

67 U.S. Members of Congress Send Bipartisan Letter to King Salman of Saudi Arabia

4 March 2015 – Washington, DC – Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), in collaboration with Amnesty International USA and 15 other NGOs, endorse the letter sent by 67 U.S. Members of Congress to King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud calling on him to enact human rights and democratic reforms. The letter, sent[…]

Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) Submits Statement for the Record on Bahrain

On 24 February 2015, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) submitted a statement for the record to commemorate the four year anniversary of the 2011 uprising in Bahrain.  In the statement, Senator Wyden describes how the Bahraini government continues to abuse human rights to silence opposition voices and urges the government to reconsider its policy of sacrificing[…]

ADHRB Condemns Bahrain’s Sentencing of American Teen to Two Year Imprisonment

18 January 2015 – Washington, D.C. – On 17 February, a Bahraini court sentenced 17-year-old Bahraini-American Abdulla Jaffar to two years imprisonment on charges of participating in an illegal gathering, possession of Molotov cocktails and attacking policemen. Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) condemns the court’s decision to sentence Jaffar based on[…]