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

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October 28, 2014
Washington, D.C. ­– Human Rights First said that today’s three-month suspension of the Bahraini opposition group al Wefaq is likely to lead to more friction and instability in the country as it...
October 20, 2014
Top News TORTURE Over the weekend, The New York Times’ Charlie Savage reported that State Department attorneys are urging the president to “officially abandon” the George W. Bush Administration’s...
October 20, 2014
This is a cross post from the Huffington Post The U.S. State Department today reacted to a decision by a Bahraini judge not to release activist Nabeel Rajab from custody and to adjourn his case...
October 19, 2014
Washington, DC – Human Rights First today expressed deep concern at a Bahraini court's decision to continue the imprisonment of prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, whose trial opened...
October 17, 2014
Washington, DC – Human Rights First today welcomed the U.S. State Department’s call urging the Bahraini government to drop the charges against prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, whose...
October 14, 2014
Top News KERRY TO CAIRO Secretary of State John Kerry is in Cairo today to participate in an international conference of 50 nations pledging $5 billion to rebuild the Gaza Strip. He met with...
October 14, 2014
This is a cross-post from the Huffington Post Within two weeks of releasing leading human rights defender Maryam Al Khawaja from jail the Bahrain authorities detained another. On September 30...

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On May 7, 2014, Human Rights First hosts the NY premiere of the film WE ARE THE GIANT, a movie profiling the plights of seven activists involved in the various national uprisings of the Arab Spring.

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Letter | September 26, 2014
Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Ron Wyden (D-OR) urged the Bahraini government to drop the travel ban and...
Letter | September 15, 2014
Your Royal Highness, We are concerned at the continuing detention of human rights defender Maryam Al-Khawaja, who was arrested on August 30 2014, and we call for her immediate and unconditional...
Opinions | September 05, 2014
An opinion piece by Brian Dooley. The Bahraini government faces a tricky choice in the coming days as it weighs the political price of jailing leading human rights defender Maryam Al Khawaja....
Opinions | June 05, 2014
By Brian Dooley Boycott is an Irish word. At least its origins are in Ireland, from 1880 when tenant farmers in County Mayo withheld rent from land agent Captain Boycott. They refused to...