HRC37 Intervention on Saudi Arabia’s Systematic Shia Discrimination

On Wednesday 14 March, during the 37th session of the UN Human Rights Council session, ADHRB’s Saudi Advocacy Associate delivered an intervention on behalf of ADHRB during the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on minorities. In his intervention, the Associate discussed Saudi Arabia’s systematic discrimination against its Shia minority population, in particular through education[…]

Event Summary: ADHRB at HRC 34 on Religious and Cultural Rights in Saudi Arabia

Amanda Milani, UN Liason for Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), moderated the panel and began the event by introducing the topic of discussion: religious and cultural rights in Saudi Arabia. She noted that it would be remiss if she failed to address that there were no Saudi nationals on this important[…]

HRC33: ADHRB calls attention to discrimination against Shia in Bahrain

On 27 September, Asma Darwish, Advocacy Officer at Bahrain Center for Human RIghts, delivered an oral intervention on behalf of ADHRB at the 33rd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva under item 9. Please continue reading for full remarks or click here to download a PDF. Mr. President, The DDPA recognizes “with deep concern religious[…]

Return of Electronic Witch Hunt in Bahrain Leads to the Arrest of Ali Abdulraheem

14 July 2016 – The Government of Bahrain is targeting public sector employees found in photos and videos of sit-ins with arrest and further punishment. We, the undersigned NGOs, condemn the return of this practice, which violates people’s right to assembly. On 12 July 2016, Ali Abdulraheem, an official at the state Labour Market Regulatory[…]