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October 06, 2014
Top News IMMIGRATION DETENTION ABUSE CLAIMS Several women detained at the Karnes County Residential Center, an immigration detention facility in southern Texas, say workers have sexually abused...
October 03, 2014
By Carolyn Greco Last week, the United States joined other governments at the United Nations Human Rights Council to pass the Irish-led resolution A/HRC/27/L.24 ...
October 01, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today welcomed news that leading human rights activist Maryam Al Khawaja will be allowed to leave Bahrain. The organization urges the Bahraini government to...
September 26, 2014
Washington, D.C.  – A bipartisan group of six U.S. Senators urged the Bahraini government to drop the travel ban and charges that have been levied against prominent Bahraini human rights...
September 25, 2014
This blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post: President Obama's remarks to the United Nations General Assembly singled out "the cancer of violent extremism" in many parts of Muslim...
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...

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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...