Bahrain Strips Citizenship of 56 Including 9 Children, Bringing 2015 Total up to 128

11 June 2015 – Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) condemn the unfair trial of 61 persons in a single terrorism case, and the court’s decision to strip the citizenship of 56 of those sentenced, including nine children under 18. A total of 61[…]

ADHRB Executive Director Engages in Interactive Dialogue on Cultural Rights at HRC28

On 11 March, Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain’s Executive Director, delivered an oral intervention at the 28th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva during a Clustered Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Cultural Rights. Please continue reading for full remarks or click here to download a PDF. الرجاء الضغط هنا لقراءة هذه الرسالة باللغة[…]

ADHRB Assesses King Abdullah’s Reign and Need for Reform in Saudi Arabia

January 23, 2015 – Washington, D.C. – Today, ADHRB released a report assessing the reign of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, who died today after more than a decade of rule. Despite his adopted status as a reformer and peacemaker, King Abdullah’s reign was marked by deterioration in civil, political and human rights in the[…]

ADHRB Statement for the 59th Session of the UN Commission for the Status of Women

In commemoration of the 59th Session on the Commission for the Status of Women, ADHRB submitted a statement to the United Nations describing the plight of female human rights defenders, medical practitioners, and peaceful protesters in Bahrain. The statement hailed the bravery of Bahraini women in their fight for a more inclusive government and better[…]

NGOs Urge Saudi King to Grant Clemency for Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr

27 October 2014 – Washington, D.C. – Today, 26 multi-faith organizations sent a letter to King Abdulla bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia urging him to pardon Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr. The renowned Shia cleric and human rights defender was sentenced to death, and possible crucifixion, on 15 October by the Saudi Specialized Criminal Court. He was found guilty of vague[…]