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

Latest News and Press Releases

December 09, 2014
Washington, D.C. – In response to today’s news that Bahraini human rights activist Zainab Al Khawaja has been sentenced to 16 months in prison in addition to last week’s three-year sentence, Human...
December 04, 2014
Washington, D.C.  - Human Rights First is calling today’s sentencing of Zainab Al Khawaja further evidence of Bahrain’s retreat from human rights. Al Khawaja, who gave birth to a son last...
December 02, 2014
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today urged the U.S. delegation to the Manama Dialogue to publicly raise concern over heightened sectarianism and ongoing human rights abuses in the Arab...
December 01, 2014
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First said that today’s Bahraini court sentencing of prominent human rights defender Maryam Al Khawaja is a powerful warning to those who criticize the regime....
November 22, 2014
Washington, D.C. – In response to today’s parliamentary elections in Bahrain, Human Rights First’s Brian Dooley issued the following statement: "Today's results won't change very much in the...
November 21, 2014
Washington, D.C. - On the eve of parliamentary elections in Bahrain, Human Rights First highlighted the kingdom’s need for real democratic reforms that support an inclusive government....
November 06, 2014
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today urged the Obama Administration to publicly raise concern over the Bahraini government’s ongoing human rights abuses as the Kingdom hosts Sunday’s...

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November 11, 2014

Organizers/sponsors: Gulf Center for Human Rights, Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain, Human Rights Watch, Human Rights First, the Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED) and CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation

Resources

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...
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...