UAE: Open letter to the Emirati authorities to free human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor on his 50th Birthday

16 October 2019 – Today, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) alongside 141 NGOs and civil society organizations sent an open letter to Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan, the President of the United Arab Emirates, on the occasion of human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor’s 50th birthday, calling upon him to immediately[…]

ADHRB submits report ahead of the UAE’s review under the Convention against Torture

In August 2019, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) submitted a report to the Committee against Torture ahead of the Committee’s review of the United Arab Emirates. In the report, ADHRB examined how Emirati security forces torture and abuse detainees both within the United Arab Emirates as well as in secret prisons[…]

ADHRB submits reports ahead of the United States’ Universal Periodic Review on its support for abuses in Bahrain and Yemen

Ahead of the United States of America’s third cycle Universal Periodic Review, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) submitted two reports assessing how US support for the Governments of Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates had empowered those governments to commit numerous egregious human rights abuses. In the first submission[…]

Continued Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia and UAE Undermine Congressional Authority

In May 2019, the Trump Administration approved a new shipment of arms to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) valued at $8 billion, as part of an ‘emergency’ sale meant to bolster regional allies and counter regional aggression. By tagging the sales as for an ‘emergency’ the administration is able to avoid Congressional[…]

UAE Lawyer Mohamed al-Roken Faces Seventh Year Arbitrarily Imprisoned

Mohamed al-Roken is a prominent lawyer in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). He was detained on 17 July 2012 while on his way to a police station and held incommunicadofor months. Al-Roken’s trial began in March 2013, where he was tried with 93 other defendants, and ultimately convicted and sentenced to 10 year’s imprisonment on[…]