ADHRB Strongly Condemns Obama Administration's Decision to Release Arms Sales to Bahrain
Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) strongly condemns the U.S. administration’s decision
to lift the ban on foreign military sales to the Bahrain Defense Force and the National Guard. The State Department notes that its decision to lift the hold on the sale of arms is based upon the “implementation of many key recommendations from the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry.” However, the Department’s own 2013 progress report on Bahrain’s implementation of the BICI recommendations
demonstrated that the State Department considers only five of 26 recommendations to be fully implemented. In the years since, neither ADHRB nor the international community has seen progress in the meaningful implementation of the remaining recommendations.