Op-ed | U.S. Foreign Policy in Bahrain Two Years after the Uprising

By Husain Abdulla* During his State of the Union address on Tuesday February 12, 2013, President Obama said that the United States will “stand with citizens as they demand their universal rights, and support stable transitions to democracy” in the Middle East. This statement may come as a surprise to many in Bahrain who have[…]

ADHRB Calls for Independent Investigation into Death of Eight-Year-Old Boy Following Tear Gas Attack

Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) strongly condemns the death of an eight-year-old boy from Karbabad village in Bahrain on Saturday, and calls for an independent investigation into his death. Qassim Habib died after experiencing respiratory problems believed to have been triggered by exposure to the heavy use of tear gas in[…]

Secretary of State Nominee John Kerry Commits to Promoting Human Rights in U.S. Foreign Policy at Confirmation Hearing

Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) applauds Senator John Kerry, who was nominated by President Obama to become the next Secretary of State, for his stated commitment to uphold human rights in U.S. foreign policy during his confirmation hearing on Thursday. ADHRB is disappointed, however, that the issue of ongoing human rights[…]

ADHRB Cautiously Optimistic after Government of Bahrain Invites Opposition to Resume Talks

Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) responded with cautious optimism to an announcement by the Government of Bahrain today that the King of Bahrain has invited opposition parties to resume stalled talks on political reforms. According to Bahrain’s Information Affairs Authority, the directive authorizes the justice ministry to invite representatives from Bahrain’s[…]

ADHRB Condemns Decision by Bahrain Appeals Court to Uphold Convictions of 13 Activists

Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) strongly condemns a decision by Bahrain’s highest appeals court to uphold convictions against 13 prominent activists. The court’s decision eliminates any prospect that the activists will have their convictions overturned, unless they receive a pardon by the king–an unlikely prospect. The 13 are part of a group of 20[…]