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

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March 30, 2017 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today condemned the Trump Administration’s decision to move forward with the sale of 19 F-16 fighter jets to Bahrain, despite the Bahraini regime’s failure to...
February 24, 2017 This is cross-posted from The Huffington Post. News that the White House will approve the sale of military jets to Bahrain without any human rights restrictions is as depressing as it is...
January 23, 2017 Top Items New Administration Today is the first full business day of the Trump Administration. The new president has promised to swiftly fulfill some of his campaign promises, including actions...
November 15, 2016 This blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post: First, Bahraini authorities hit human rights defender Nabeel Rajab with charges for writing an oped in the New York Times, and...
October 31, 2016 Top Items Immigration Detention Human Rights First and 229 partner organizations today called on Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson to take immediate steps to...
October 28, 2016 Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today said that the outcome of two major court verdicts scheduled for Monday in Bahrain will be a vital test of the regime’s response to international...
October 24, 2016 This blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post: Monday October 31 will be a vital test for Bahrain. Two scheduled court verdicts will give a major indication on whether the regime is taking...

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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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Resources

Letter | October 13, 2016
Download PDF October 13, 2016   The Honorable Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, D.C. 20500   Dear Mr. President: Right now, in...
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...