ADHRB Sends Information to US Federal Agencies on Human Rights Abusers in Bahrain’s Ministry of Interior

24 September 2019 – On 6 September 2019, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) sent letters to the United States (US) Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Justice (DoJ), Department of State (DoS), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). These letters highlighted multiple individuals in Bahrain’s[…]

UAE Implicated in Torture at Yemeni Black Sites

In late June, The Associated Press (AP) and Human Rights Watch (HRW) revealed that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has established a web 18 “black site” prisons in Yemen. Hidden in military bases, air and seaports, and private villas, these secret detention facilities have been host to a variety of human rights abuses, such as[…]

Senate Resolution Won’t Impact Anti-ISIL Coalition, Signals Need for More Reforms in Bahrain

On 7 August 2015, the State Department approved a sale of “F-16 follow-on support and associated equipment, parts and logistics for an estimated cost of $150 million,” to Bahrain, according to an announcement from the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA). This sale follows the introduction of S.2009, the bipartisan Senate resolution seeking to limit certain[…]

Members of Congress Send Letter to Secretaries Hagel and Kerry on Bahrain Crisis

On 13 June, 11 members of Congress – led by Representatives James P. McGovern (D-MA), Henry C. “Hank” Johnson (D-GA) and John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) – sent a letter to Secretaries Hagel and Kerry encouraging them to play a stronger role in addressing the political upheaval in Bahrain. Please click here for a translation of this letter[…]

27 Experts Call on President Obama to Discuss Reform in Bahrain during Saudi Visit

On 10 March 2014, 27 experts sent a letter to United States President Barack Obama urging him to address the growing crisis in Bahrain with counterparts in Saudi Arabia during his upcoming visit to the country. Please continue reading for the full letter or click here for a PDF. — Dear President Obama, We are writing to[…]