Tag: Saudi Arabia

United Nations Special Procedures Complaint Program

United Nations Special Procedures Complaint Program

Background Information In October 2013, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) began a program to help raise awareness for cases of individuals who have been victims of human rights abuses in Bahrain or the broader Gulf region. Through this program, ADHRB is able to complain on behalf […]

Bahrain Weekly Newsletter #88

Bahrain Weekly Newsletter #88

ADHRB Assesses King Abdullah’s Reign and Need for Reform in Saudi 20 January 2015 – ADHRB released a report Assessing the reign of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, who died Thursday after more than a decade of rule. Despite his adopted status as a reformer and peacemaker, King Abdullah’s […]

The Saudi Government’s Misuse of Anti-Terrorism Legislation

The Saudi Government’s Misuse of Anti-Terrorism Legislation

In 2008, the government of Saudi Arabia established the Specialized Criminal Court (SCC) under the guise of prosecuting terrorism-related cases. In the seven years since its inception, however, the court has used anti-terrorism legislation to target human rights activists and government critics. The new Penal Law for Crimes of Terrorism […]