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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 18, 2014
This is cross posted from The Huffington Post: Today's release of Maryam Al Khawaja after nearly three weeks in jail is welcome. But it's tempered by news that the government has maintained...
September 18, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today welcomes reports that leading human rights activist Maryam Al Khawaja has been released from detention in Bahrain, and urges the Bahraini...
September 16, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First said that today’s Bahraini court decision to extend the detention of leading human rights activist Maryam Al Khawaja for a second time ...
September 15, 2014
Top News Congressional ISIS Hearings Members of the House and Senate will hold a series of hearings this week on the administration’s plan to address the threat posed by ISIS. On Wednesday, the...
September 12, 2014
Anyone who’s met Maryam Al-Khawaja knows she’s amazing. In 2012, Maryam accepted the Baldwin Medal of Liberty at our annual human rights Summit on behalf of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights for...
September 11, 2014
It was a question I was hoping for.  At yesterday’s Senate Foreign Releations Committee hearing for Bill Roebuck, President Obama’s nominee to be the new U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain, Senator...
September 10, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Following today’s Senate Committee on Foreign Relations hearing on the nomination of William Roebuck to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Kingdom of Bahrain...

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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...
Opinions | May 28, 2014
By Brian Dooley Bahrain, says The Hill blog piece posted by Rob Sobhani on Friday, May 23, is a "reliable friend of America," and a "loyal ally." But the reality is that Bahrain can be...