The US must end its arms trade with Saudi Arabia

On 26 March 2015, the Saudi-led coalition announced it would launch airstrikes against targets in Yemen in an effort to defend and support the elected government run by President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi. From the beginning of the coalition’s engagement through August 2018, the UN estimates that the coalition – with significant levels of United[…]

UPDATED: President Trump Vetos Resolution to Halt US Support to Saudi-led Coalition Despite Bipartisan Congressional Support

**Update 17 April 2019 – Today, US President Donald Trump vetoed the resolution from Congress to halt US support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen. The resolution passed both the House of Representatives (247-175) and the Senate (54-46) with bipartisan support. 15 March 2019 – On Wednesday, 13 March 2019, the United States (US) Senate[…]

HRC40 Written Statement – Human Rights and the War in Yemen

Ahead of the 40th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain submitted a written statement to the Council raising serious concern over ongoing war in Yemen and the role of Saudi-led and Emirati-led coalition forces in committing human rights abuses on the ground. Continue[…]

Saudi-led Coalition’s Actions in Yemen Come Under Increasing US Scrutiny

On 6 December, United States President Donald Trump issued a brief statement in which he called on the Government of Saudi Arabia to end its blockade of Yemen. In his statement, President Trump addressed the blockade as a humanitarian issue and stated that he had directed a member of his administration to reach out to[…]

Civilians Killed in Saudi-led Air Strike, 3 Children Dead

CNN reported that the Saudi-led coalition bombed the residence of Judge Yahya Rubaid on 25 January 2016. The Saudi-led coalition airstrike killed seven individuals in total, including Judge Rubaid, his wife, his son, his daughter-in-law, and three of his grandchildren. Previously, Judge Rubaid had prosecuted Yemeni President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi for treason. According to[…]