Tag: human rights abuses

One Year Anniversary of Saudi Crackdown on Women’s Rights Activists

One Year Anniversary of Saudi Crackdown on Women’s Rights Activists

This past month marked one-year since Saudi Arabia launched a wave of arrests targeting women’s rights activists as part of a larger crackdown against social reformers and those critical of the ruling family. The series of arrests specifically went after activists who publicly advocated on behalf of ending the female […]

Profiles in Persecution: Husain Ebrahim Ahmed

Profiles in Persecution: Husain Ebrahim Ahmed

Husain Ebrahim Ahmed is a 28-year-old Bahraini who was arrested in 2015. Since then Husain has been forcibly disappeared, subjected to an unfair trial and brutal torture, and denied healthcare by Bahraini authorities. On 29 August 2015, officers in plain clothing, officers from the Special Security Force Command (SSFC), and […]

UK Parliament Debates Arm Sales to Saudi Arabia

UK Parliament Debates Arm Sales to Saudi Arabia

Last week members of Parliament (MPs) in the United Kingdom (UK) debated on whether to call for a suspension on arms sales to Saudi Arabia, in light of mounting evidence of indiscriminate bombing by the Saudi-led coalition during the 18-month-old Yemen civil war. The debate was an opportunity for the country that […]

Ombudsman Report Continues to Sidestep Key Human Rights Issues

Ombudsman Report Continues to Sidestep Key Human Rights Issues

On 2 June 2016, the Ombudsman of the Ministry of Interior of the Kingdom of Bahrain released its annual report for 2015/2016. The report documents the Ombudsman’s activities throughout the year, describing an office that diligently works to investigate and resolve human rights abuses. We remain concerned that deep and systemic […]

HRC32: ADHRB calls for special session on Bahrain

HRC32: ADHRB calls for special session on Bahrain

On June 22, ADHRB Executive Director Husain Abdulla delivered an oral intervention at the 32nd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva under Item 4.  Please continue reading for full remarks or click here to download a PDF. Mr. President, Alsalam Foundation together with Americans for Democracy & Human Rights […]