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As a close ally of Bahrain, the United States should back those fighting for their rights.

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September 09, 2016 Washington, D.C.—In testimony today before the U.S. Congress’s Tom Lantos Commission on Human Rights, Human Rights First’s Brian Dooley will urge U.S. policymakers to take action to press for human...
September 06, 2016 Top Items Congress This month in New York City world leaders will attend two major summits designed to address the ongoing global refugee crisis, the United Nations Summit for Refugees and...
September 06, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Following this weekend’s adjournment in the ongoing case against prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, Human Rights First urged the Bahraini regime to drop all charges...
August 31, 2016 By Jude Ali The Rio Olympics are the perfect example of the dwindling power of traditional media and the growing demand for digital journalism. While NBC Universal CEO Steve Burke’s “...
August 26, 2016 This blog is a cross post from the Huffington Post. Here we go again—there’s a U.N. Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva in a few weeks, which means Bahrain is slapping travel bans on activists...
August 18, 2016 UPDATE: at 7pm on August 23rd Bahraini authorities released Dr. Alderazi from detention. His next hearing date will be on Monday, August 29th. By Jude Ali Neurosurgeon Dr. Taha Alderazi...
August 12, 2016 This is a cross-post from The Huffington Post. Bahrain’s Sunni-led government continues to attack the country’s leading Shia clerics. In a new development yesterday, Sheikh Maytham Al...

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February 2, 2015

Please join Human Rights First for a discussion on the current situation in Bahrain four years after the February 14th revolution. The country remains polarized with little prospect of an end to its political unrest. Human Rights First will release a blueprint outlining measures the U.S. can implement, including how to address issues of corruption and security force reform in the country, to help bring stability to Bahrain.

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Factsheet | April 14, 2016
Human Rights Defenders and Political Prisoners in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain Saudi Arabia Waleed Abu al-Khair: Imprisoned in Saudi Arabia on Politicized Charges...
Testimony | February 11, 2016
Thank you to the Lantos Commission for today’s briefing, and to Congressman McGovern for his continued commitment to the struggle for human rights in Bahrain. Your leadership enables our work in...
Timeline | February 11, 2016
2010 December 3: Secretary Clinton after meeting with Bahrain Foreign Minister in Manama: “I am impressed by the commitment that the government has to the democratic path that Bahrain’s walking...
Blueprint | February 11, 2016
Download On the fifth anniversary of the mass protests in Bahrain that threatened to bring down the country’s autocratic regime, Bahrainis continue to suffer severe repression and political...