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[…]

Bahrain Temporarily Releases Ebtisam al-Saegh, Mohamed al-Shakhoori, and Radhi al-Qatari

23 October 2017 – On Sunday October 22, 2017, the Bahraini government released Ebtisam al-Saegh, Radhi al-Qatari and Mohamed al-Shakhoori from detention. All three detainees have faced ill-treatment and torture during their time in arbitrary detention relating to their human rights work.  While Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) welcomes the initial[…]

US State Department Releases 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report on Bahrain

On 27 June 2017, the US Department of State released its 2017 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report, including a country narrative for Bahrain. The report Assigned Bahrain Tier 2 status, indicating the government “does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking,” but is “making significant efforts to do so.” Americans for[…]

Rethinking the Current US-Bahrain Relationship

On Monday, 13 June 2016, Bahraini authorities arrested prominent human rights defender and president of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR), Nabeel Rajab. This recent arrest came on the first day of the 32nd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva, Switzerland. Bahraini authorities gave no reason for the arrest[…]

Enough platitudes, John Kerry – it is time the US got tough with Saudi Arabia

On 2 February 2016, International Business Times published an op-ed by ADHRB advocacy associate Ellen Duthoy regarding the US’ silence amidst Saudi Arabia’s increasing human rights abuses both at home and abroad. The first paragraphs of the article are found below; the rest can be viewed here.    At the end of January, attachés to[…]