Seeking Justice for Iraq’s Disappeared Protesters: A Continuing Struggle

With four years passing since the Tishreen Uprising in Iraq, the echoes of the protests for justice, accountability, and a better future still resound within the nation. However, these demands have remained largely unmet, overshadowed by a grim reality of enforced disappearances and a lack of accountability for the brutal crackdown on peaceful demonstrators. The[…]

Event Summary: Stand Up for Human Rights in Bahrain – A Panel Discussion at American University

On 13 February 2018, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) hosted a panel discussion at the American University’s School of International Service entitled “Stand Up for Human Rights in Bahrain,” featuring Husain Abdulla, Executive Director of ADHRB, Michael Payne, Director of Advocacy at ADHRB, and Maryam al-Khawaja, Special Advisor on Advocacy with[…]

Dispatch: The Holiday Season is no Time for Celebration in the Gulf

As the United States (US) Government prepares to turn in for the holiday season – with Congress set to go on recess by the end of next week – its counterparts in the Arab Gulf are readying for an entirely different tradition. Over the last several years, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states – and[…]

Saudi Arabia Executes Four Protesters

On 11 July, the Government of Saudi Arabia executed four men from the Eastern Province because of their participation in protests. According to the Saudi Ministry of the Interior, the men, Yusuf al-Msheikhass, Amjad al-Muaybed, Zuhair al-Basri, and Mahdi al-Sayegh, were guilty of a number of terrorism-related crimes. However, according to human rights organizations Amnesty[…]

No to Dollar Diplomacy: Protest the reception for Govt of Bahrain at Trump hotel

Demonstration against Dollar Diplomacy When: 11:30am-2pm, 7 December 2016 Where: Trump International Hotel, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004 On 7 December 2016, the Bahraini government will be holding a reception at the Trump International Hotel to mark the Kingdom’s national day and the anniversary of King Hamad’s accession to the throne. Americans for[…]