Event Summary: The Evasion of Equality

On 13 May 2015, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), in coordination with Human Rights First, hosted a panel entitled, “The Evasion of Equality: Discrimination against Women in Saudi Arabia.” The panel examined the evolution of gender equality and the rights of women in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, including analysis on the[…]

45 Members of Congress Send Letter to President Obama concerning Human Rights in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia

13 May 2015 – On the eve of the US-GCC Summit at Camp David, 45 Members of Congress sent a bipartisan letter to President Barack Obama emphasizing the need for the United States to leverage its strong relationship with the Kingdoms of Bahrain and Saudi Arabia to encourage sweeping reforms on their human rights policies. Americans[…]

Newsletter #103

Detention of Human Rights Defender Nabeel Rajab Extended Monday 11 May, A Bahraini High Court extended the detention of human rights defender Nabeel Rajab for 15 more days. Rajab was arrested on 2 April 2015 on new charges of posting and re-tweeting comments on Twitter regarding the war in Yemen and torture at Jaw prison. If convicted, he could face up to 10 years in prison. Rajab[…]

ADHRB Announces Representation in Geneva

13 May 2015, Geneva – Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) is proud to announce the establishment of a permanent representation in to the United Nations (UN) and other international organizations in Geneva, Switzerland. In 2013, ADHRB began its engagement at the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva. In 2014, this[…]

Newsletter #102

Barack Obama Must Push King Hamad to Free Nabeel Rajab, Bahrain’s Nelson Mandela Nabeel Rajab has been accused by the prosecution service of “spreading tendentious rumors” about Bahrain Dear President Obama, When you first entered the political scene, I was initially sceptical that someone who shared my name would ever sit in the Oval Office.[…]