U.S. House Armed Forces Committee Expresses Concern For Human Rights in Bahrain

[Washington, DC]   May 24, 2012 — Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), a U.S. nonprofit organization, commends a landmark statement issued by the House Armed Services Committee regarding human rights concerns in Bahrain.

The Committee calls upon Bahrain to “continue to support protections of human rights and reduce sectarian divisions in all facets of society.”

The statement appears in a report, issued May 10, in connection with HR 4310, the FY 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) (http://armedservices.house.gov/index.cfm/fy-13-h-r-4310-bill-text-and-report).  It mentions the nation’s strategic partnership with the Kingdom of Bahrain in the section of items of special interest (page 260).

ADHRB director Husain Abdulla stated: “We are gratified to achieve this unprecedented recognition and support from the Armed Services Committee for human rights in Bahrain. We will continue to work to raise awareness on Capitol Hill to support reforms.”

About Americans for Democracy and Human Rights

Founded in 2008, Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) is a U.S. nonprofit organization that works to obtain U.S. support for democracy and human rights reforms in Bahrain.  For more information, visit http://www.BahrainSpring.org

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Media Contact:

Husain Abdulla

Director, ADHRB

http://www.bahrainspring.org

Phone (251) 648-2490

Mohajer12@comcast.net

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