Saudi Arabia Interrupts ADHRB Intervention at HRC29 on Destruction of Religious Sites

  On 30 June 2015, ADHRB’s International Advocacy Officer Michael Payne delivered an oral intervention under Item 9 at the 29th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva. The intervention addresses the Saudi government’s destruction of sacred religious and cultural sites in Saudi Arabia.  As captured in the video above, the Saudi representative to[…]

Nedal al-Salman Delivers Intervention on Repression of Political Dissent in Bahrain

On 25 June 2015, Nedal al-Salman of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights delivered a statement on the continued silencing of political dissent in Bahrain  during the Item 5 General Debate at the 29th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva.  Please continue reading below or click to download a PDF here. Mr. President, Alsalam Foundation, together[…]

ADHRB Applauds USCIRF Letter to Saudi King on Prisoners of Conscience

15 June 2015 – Washington, D.C. – Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) applauds the letter sent by the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) to King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud of Saudi Arabia calling on him to pardon and release activist Raif Badawi and human rights lawyer Waleed Abu[…]

NGOs & Individuals Call for Protection of Religious Freedom for Bahrain 13

On Tuesday, 26 May 2015, a group of 15 NGOs and individuals sent a joint letter to US Secretary of State John Kerry urging him to call on Government of Bahrain to protect the religious freedoms of a group of high-profile political prisoners known as the Bahrain 13. As the letter states, “[t]he Bahrain 13 are representative[…]

USCIRF Releases Annual Report on Religious Freedom

العربية 30 April- The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today released their Annual Report 2015, highlighting both the progress and regression the international community has achieved over the last year as it relates to religious tolerance. Specifically in its section on Bahrain, the report highlights the continued state of religious discrimination of[…]