Vision 2030: Saudi Arabia’s Plan to Whitewash Abuses

Saudi Arabia’s ongoing economic program, known as Vision 2030, has caught the interest of investors around the world since it was released in 2016. The Saudi state, despite its continued extraction of oil and gas and being home to the world’s largest oil company, Aramco, is still widely considered to be an untapped economic landscape.[…]

Saudi Investments in the US: An Effort to Whitewash Human Rights Abuses

Saudi Arabia is the largest country in the Middle East and one of the most important strategic partners of the US in the region, however, the kingdom is also a major violator of human rights, especially in its silencing of political dissidents, human rights defenders, and activists. Since Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) became Crown Prince[…]

ADHRB Welcomes UN Rights Experts’ Call for Release of Saudi Women’s Rights Activists

29 June 2018 – Two days ago, nine United Nations Special Rapporteurs released a joint statement urging Saudi Arabia to immediately release several women’s right defenders arrested for their activism throughout the kingdom in late May 2018. In their statement, these independent human rights experts condemned the arrests and iterated their concerns over the continued[…]

French President Macron must make human rights a priority in Mohammed bin Salman meeting

6 April 2018 – Today, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) sent two letters, to French President Emmanuel Macron and French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, ahead of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to Paris on 9 – 10 April. In both letters, ADHRB urged President Macron and Foreign Minister[…]

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Travels the US Amid Rights Abuses

In mid-March, Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman (often referred to by his initials, MbS), wrapped up a trip the United Kingdom and traveled to the United States (US) for a two-week visit starting Monday, 19 March. MbS’s visit comes at a time when he is attempting to bring desperately needed social reforms to[…]