Bahrain Bi-Weekly: Issue 8

Featured Followers ADHRB features relevant, timely Tweets by its Twitter followers in each newsletter.   ADHRB Asks UNESCO to Change Name and Funding Source of King Hamad Prize   2011 Winners of the UNESCO-King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize with Ms. Irinia Bokova. Credit: UNESCO   On May 8, Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain[…]

ADHRB Commends the US State Department Country Report on Human Rights in Bahrain

WASHINGTON, DC – April 22, 2013 – On April 19, the US Department of State released the 2012 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. ADHRB applauds the department’s report on Bahrain, which highlighted what the State Department called “serious human rights problems,” including citizens’ inability to change their government peacefully. “We thank Secretary of State[…]

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[…]

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 Applauds Passage of Bahrain Amendment in Defense Spending Bill

ADHRB applauds the passage of an amendment sponsored by Senators Rubio and Wyden in the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2013 (NDAA) that would require the Secretaries of Defense and State to “report on the implementation by the Government of Bahrain of the recommendations contained in the Report of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry”[…]