The Trial of the al-Darats Continues in the UAE

The trial of Libyan-American citizens Kamal and Mohammed al-Darat is due to continue today in the UAE. On 18 January, Emirati authorities charged the father and son with providing financial support to two alleged Libyan terrorist groups (neither of which are recognized as terrorist organizations by the UN) after almost 18 months of incommunicado detention.[…]

UAE Charges Tortured US Citizens with Terrorism

20 January 2016 – After holding them for more than 500 days without charge, an Emirati court charged Libyan-American citizens Kamal and Mohammed al-Darat with providing material support to Libyan organizations allegedly linked to the Muslim Brotherhood on Monday. The court charged the al-Darats along with two other Libyan nationals, including Libyan-Canadian citizen Salim al-Aradi.[…]

ADHRB Applauds Introduction of House Companion Bill to BICI Accountability Act of 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 9 September 2015 – Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) welcomes the introduction of H.R. 3445, the bipartisan resolution in the United States House of Representatives that would reinstate the US arms sales ban to Bahrain until the country implements all 26 recommendations of the Bahrain Commission of Inquiry[…]

ADHRB Strongly Condemns the Arrest of Nasser bin Ghaith

25 August 2015 – Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) strongly condemns the arrest of Dr. Nasser bin Ghaith, an Emirati economics professor and prominent academic. UAE state security forces arrested bin Ghaith on 18 August, reportedly in relation to his recent tweets about Egypt. A week after the arrest, the government[…]

NGOs Applaud New Joint Communications Report from UN Special Procedures

Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy applaud the reporting of the United Nations Special Procedures, especially the human rights experts who monitor these countries, in investigating the alleged violations of human rights in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. We call on the countries in question to[…]