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June 25, 2014
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today welcomed reports that Khalil Al Marzooq, a leader of the Al Wefaq opposition, has been acquitted by a Bahraini court and urges the Bahrain government to...
May 27, 2014
Top News PRESIDENT OBAMA TALKS FOREIGN POLICY President Obama will discuss the administration's foreign policy and national security priorities during his West Point commencement address on...
May 22, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today welcomed reports that Bahrain Center for Human Rights President Nabeel Rajab is scheduled to be released from prison on Saturday, May 24, upon completion...
May 02, 2014
By Molly Hofsommer Saturday May 3rd marks World Press Freedom Day, which celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom and highlights the state of press freedom throughout the world....
May 02, 2014
Widespread public protests calling for democratic reform in Bahrain began in February 2011. By mid-March 2011, the Bahrain government had begun a violent crackdown on the protestors and those it...
April 30, 2014
  Yesterday’s news that the  Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) has signed another contract with the Russian state-owned arms dealer, Rosoboronexport, is a further depressing sign that...
April 25, 2014
By Molly Hofsommer Just this week, Dubai-based and Saudi-owned MBC Broadcasting group announced that it would suspend Bassem Youssef’s popular satirical news program until after Egyptian...

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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...
Opinions | May 12, 2014
By Rula Al Saffar MANAMA, Bahrain — In February of 2011, when the Bahraini government violently cracked down on peaceful pro-reform protesters in Pearl Roundabout, I immediately knew what I had to...
Opinions | April 04, 2014
By Mahdi Abu Deeb JAU, Bahrain — The opening day of the prestigious Formula 1 race in Bahrain — April 6, 2014 — is an important day for my country: the government gets the chance to show the world...