Dispatch: The Holiday Season is no Time for Celebration in the Gulf

As the United States (US) Government prepares to turn in for the holiday season – with Congress set to go on recess by the end of next week – its counterparts in the Arab Gulf are readying for an entirely different tradition. Over the last several years, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states – and[…]

Saudi siege of Awamiyah enters its third week

24 May 2017 – Today marks the beginning of the third week of the Saudi government’s ongoing military operation in the Eastern Province city of Awamiyah. In the course of the raid, Saudi authorities have blocked most of Awamiyah’s entry and exit points, effectively placing the area under siege. At least five people have been[…]

ADHRB submits written statement on Saudi Arabia to the Human Rights Council

On the occasion of the 33nd session of the Human Rights Council, ADHRB in conjunction with partner organizations submitted a written statement to the Council regarding the ongoing and widespread human rights violations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Please continue reading for the full text, or click here to read a PDF of the statement,[…]

HRC32: ADHRB urges Council to adopt stronger criteria for membership

On June 24, ADHRB International Advocacy Officer Michael Payne delivered an oral intervention at the 32nd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva under Item 5.  Please continue reading for full remarks or click here to download a PDF. Mr. President, On occasion of the 10-year anniversary of the Human Rights Council, Americans for[…]

Saudi Executions Continue at an Alarming Rate

On 1 June the Specialized Criminal Court (SCC) of Saudi Arabia handed down 14 death sentences, reportedly the largest mass death sentence in the kingdom’s history. The court also issued nine prison sentences and one acquittal in the trial. All charges were in relation to an alleged attack on police forces in the predominantly Shia Eastern[…]