Irritated Profits: Lockheed and Boeing Downplay Human Rights Violations in Yemen

Defense contractors Lockheed Martin and Boeing remain committed to supplying Saudi-led coalition forces with arms despite strong evidence of human rights abuses caused by the bombing campaign in Yemen.  At the recent Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference in Washington DC, Lockheed executive Ronald L. Perrilloux Jr. and Boeing vice president Jeffrey Kohler emphasized the importance of the[…]

ADHRB Condemns Court Rulings against ACPRA Members

إضغط هنا لنسخة عربية 20 October 2015 – Washington, DC – Yesterday, Saudi Arabia’s Specialized Criminal Court (SCC) sentenced human rights defender and scholar of Islamic law Dr. Abdulkareem al-Khoder to 10 years in prison and a further 10-year travel ban. Dr. al-Khoder is a founding member of the Saudi Arabian Civil and Political Rights Association[…]

EU Parliament Adopts Resolution Condemning Ali al-Nimr Execution

8 October 2015 – Brussels – Today, the European Parliament (EP) adopted an Urgency resolution that condemns the imminent execution of Ali Mohammed al-Nimr and calls on King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to “grant pardon or to commute his sentence.” Saudi authorities arrested al-Nimr when he was 17 years old for participating in protests[…]

Mapping the Saudi State, Chapter 7: The Destruction of Religious and Cultural Sites

*Best viewed in full-screen mode. In Mapping the Saudi State, Chapter 7: The Destruction of Religious and Cultural Sites, ADHRB studies the complicity of the Saudi Ministry for Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Da’wah, and Guidance in the destruction and defacement of religious and historical sites within the kingdom. ADHRB finds that the ministry has either ignored[…]

At UN, ADHRB, BIRD & ECDHR Encourage Greater Saudi Cooperation with OHCHR

Geneva, Switzerland — 30 September 2015 — On behalf of Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the European Centre for Democracy and Human Rights (ECDHR), and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), ECDHR advocacy associate Isabel Cerda Marcos delivered an oral intervention on Saudi Arabia’s ongoing technical cooperation agreement with the[…]