Ban Tear Gas to Bahrain and Free Nabeel Rajab, says EU Parliament

10 July 2015 – Yesterday, the European Parliament passed an urgency resolution calling for an EU-wide ban on tear gas and crowd control equipment exports to Bahrain and for the immediate release of Nabeel Rajab and other prisoners of conscience, in a move welcomed by Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the[…]

Event Summary: “Witness Bahrain” Documentary Screening on Capitol Hill

On 17 June 2015, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), in coordination with the office of Congressman Hank Johnson (D-GA), hosted a screening of the Jen Marlowe-directed documentary “Witness Bahrain” at the Rayburn House Office Building. The documentary gave the audience an in-depth view of the popular democratic movement which swept through Bahrain[…]

45 Members of Congress Send Letter to President Obama concerning Human Rights in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia

13 May 2015 – On the eve of the US-GCC Summit at Camp David, 45 Members of Congress sent a bipartisan letter to President Barack Obama emphasizing the need for the United States to leverage its strong relationship with the Kingdoms of Bahrain and Saudi Arabia to encourage sweeping reforms on their human rights policies. Americans[…]

HASC Commissions Report on Security in Bahrain

Today, The House Armed Services Committee passed H.R. 1735, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2016 by a vote of 60-2.  Within the NDAA Congressman Hank Johnson (D-GA) was successful in introducing an amendment that would commission a report from the Department of Defense (DoD) on potential threats to members of the Armed Forces[…]

UPDATE: 17-Year-Old U.S. Citizen Abdulla Jaffar Released from Bahraini Prison

On June 23, Abdulla Jaffar, a Bahraini-American and Virginia native was released on bail pending trial. Abdulla had been held in prison for over three months as his trial was repeatedly postponed due to lack of witnesses or evidence. During his imprisonment, he was denied medical care though he was suffering from wounds sustained during[…]