Event Summary: Arbitrary Justice in Saudi Arabia

On 22 July 2015, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) and Amnesty International cosponsored an event entitled “Arbitrary Justice in Saudi Arabia.” Joe Stork, the Deputy Director of Human Rights Watch’s Middle East Division in Washington, moderated the panel, which included James Suzano, the Acting Director of Advocacy at ADHRB; Abdulaziz Alhussan,[…]

Event: Arbitrary Justice in Saudi Arabia

Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) and Amnesty International are cosponsoring an event to shed light on the absence of Rule of Law in Saudi Arabia. The discussion will outline the specific deficiencies within the Saudi criminal justice system that lead to the commission of human rights violations, including judges’ lack of[…]

Lighting a Candle for Waleed Abu al-Khair

On 6 July 2014, the Saudi Specialized Criminal Court sentenced Waleed Abu al-Khair to 15 years in prison, a 15-year travel ban, and a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals. To mark the passing of one year since his unjust sentencing, the international human rights community has put forward a series of testimonials that highlight Waleed’s[…]

Mapping the Saudi State Chapter 4: Media Censorship

*Best viewed in full-screen mode. In Mapping the Saudi State, Chapter 4: Media Censorship, ADHRB studies the complex and mutually-supportive system of government agencies and legal codes that control publicly-circulated content within the kingdom and prevent the development of an independent press. Through an interactive presentation and a comprehensive written report, ADHRB focuses on how[…]

Human Rights Prize Awarded to Waleed Abu al-Khair

29 June 2015 — Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) strongly supports the awarding of the Ludovic-Trarieux Human Rights International Prize to Saudi human rights defender Waleed Abu al-Khair.  Mr. Abu al-Khair is the 20th person ever to receive the prestigious award, joining a tradition that includes Nelson Mandela.  Currently imprisoned in[…]