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

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February 27, 2015
This blog is cross posted from The Hufffington Post: American singer/songwriter John Legend is set to play a gig in Bahrain on Monday, March 2. Bahrain is a country that has faced ongoing...
February 26, 2015
Washington, D.C. - Following reports that leading Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab has been summoned to report to a police station today, Human Rights First urged the United...
February 23, 2015
This blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post:  Last week President Obama got it right about terrorism and its causes. Speaking at a Washington summit on countering violent...
February 19, 2015
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First welcomed President Obama’s speech today at the White House Summit to Counter Violent Extremism (CVE), in which he affirmed...
February 18, 2015
Top News White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism This week, the White House will a host a three-day “Countering Violent Extremism” summit to address “domestic and international efforts...
February 18, 2015
Last week Rob Sobhani, CEO of Caspian Group Holdings, called Bahrain an “island of stability” in the Washington Times. “Chaos has not affected the Kingdom of Bahrain, and this reliable military,...
February 17, 2015
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today urged the U.S. government to immediately respond to the Bahraini regime’s threats against the country’s main political opposition group, Al Wefaq. The group...

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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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Blueprint | February 11, 2015
Download the Blueprint Washington needs a new strategy to help bring stability and reform to Bahrain. Although the smallest country in the Middle East, Bahrain exemplifies several of the major...
Transcription | February 10, 2015
Elisa Massimino Keynote Address American Bar Association Mid-Year Meeting Center for Human Rights Annual Luncheon Houston, Texas February 9, 2015. Thank you so much for that kind introduction...
Issue Brief | December 02, 2014
From December 5-7, 2014 a senior delegation from the United States will participate in the tenth annual Manama Security Dialogue. The Manama Dialogue is a high profile multilateral security...
| November 06, 2014
November 5, 2014 General John Allen Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL U.S. Department of State 201 C Street NW Washington, D.C. 20520 Dear General Allen...