US State Department Releases its 2017 Saudi Arabia Human Rights Report

On Friday 20 April, the United States (US) Department of State (DoS) released its 2017 annual human rights country report for Saudi Arabia. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) generally welcomes the report, yet remains concerned over several exceptions. The report rightly addresses the numerous human rights abuses perpetrated by the Saudi[…]

Transfer of Saudi Juvenile Detainee Renews Concerns over Abuse of Child Prisoners

On 25 May, the Saudi government transferred Murtaja Algariras, a minor, to the General Directorate of Investigations (GDI) prison in al-Dammam. The GDI, also known as al-Mabahith, has a reputation for torturing prisoners, renewing concerns that Saudi authorities are subjecting juvenile detainees like Algariras to abuse. Algariras was arbitrarily arrested on 20 September 2014 while[…]