ADHRB at HRC39 raises concerns about women’s rights and restrictions on expression and assembly in Saudi

On Tuesday 11 September 2018, during the 39th session of the United Nations, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) delivered an oral intervention during the Item 2 General Debate on the oral update by the new High Commission for Human Rights, Michele Bachelet. In the remarks, ADHRB raised concern about the widespread[…]

The Saudi Government Continues its Clampdown on Rights Activists and Dissidents

5 July 2018 – In May 2018, the Saudi government arrested nearly a dozen women’s rights activists for their work promoting women’s rights, only weeks before it lifted the ban on women driving. However, the campaign against women’s rights activists has not concluded, with officials arresting prominent women’s rights activist Hatoon al-Fassi on 27 June.[…]

ADHRB at HRC38 calls attention to Saudi Arabia’s Upcoming 3rd Cycle UPR and Continuing Abuses

On Friday 29 June, at the 38th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, ADHRB’s Advocacy Associate delivered an oral intervention during the Item 6 General Debate, calling attention to Saudi Arabia’s upcoming 3rd cycle Universal Periodic Review, and noting that this is an optimal environment for states to engage and address systematic, widespread,[…]

The Detention of Mohammed al-Bajadi and the Continued Targeting of ACPRA

On 25 May 2018, Saudi authorities arrested prominent human rights defender Mohammed al-Bajadi. He was arrested along with almost a dozen women rights defenders because of his activism and human rights work. While a number of the women who were arrested have been released, al-Bajadi remains in detention. Mohammed al-Bajadi is a businessman and a[…]