Introducing the Bahrain Bi-Weekly Newsletter: Issue 1

Click here to subscribe to the Bahrain Bi-Weekly newsletter Featured Follower ADHRB features relevant, timely Tweets by its Twitter followers in each newsletter. ADHRB Hosts Bahraini-American Delegation in Washington, D.C. During the week of January 14, 2013, ADHRB hosted a delegation of Bahraini-Americans to visit Washington, D.C., to discuss the human rights situation in Bahrain with Members of Congress,[…]

ADHRB Calls for Independent Investigation into Death of Eight-Year-Old Boy Following Tear Gas Attack

Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) strongly condemns the death of an eight-year-old boy from Karbabad village in Bahrain on Saturday, and calls for an independent investigation into his death. Qassim Habib died after experiencing respiratory problems believed to have been triggered by exposure to the heavy use of tear gas in[…]

Secretary of State Nominee John Kerry Commits to Promoting Human Rights in U.S. Foreign Policy at Confirmation Hearing

Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) applauds Senator John Kerry, who was nominated by President Obama to become the next Secretary of State, for his stated commitment to uphold human rights in U.S. foreign policy during his confirmation hearing on Thursday. ADHRB is disappointed, however, that the issue of ongoing human rights[…]

Op-ed | Grand Rapids Doctor: The U.S. Cannot Stay Silent while Atrocities are Committed in Bahrain

Qasim Omran of Grand Rapids is a doctor with expertise in pulmonary medicine, critical care and sleep medicine. A native of Bahrain, Omran recently was part of an ADHRB delegation that met with congress members to speak about problems in Bahrain. Omran treated injured protesters during the 2011 Bahraini uprising that saw nearly 50 people killed[…]

ADHRB Condemns Decision by Bahrain Appeals Court to Uphold Convictions of 13 Activists

Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) strongly condemns a decision by Bahrain’s highest appeals court to uphold convictions against 13 prominent activists. The court’s decision eliminates any prospect that the activists will have their convictions overturned, unless they receive a pardon by the king–an unlikely prospect. The 13 are part of a group of 20[…]