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May 10, 2013
Cairo, Egypt – Human Rights First today condemns the detention of democracy activist Ahmed Maher at the Cairo Airport today. Maher is currently under criminal investigation for “inciting...
May 02, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Bahrain’s crackdown on human rights defenders continued today with the arrest of another prominent figure, Naji Fateel. Human Rights First notes that the arrest is the latest...
April 30, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Today the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) issued its annual report on abuses to religious freedom worldwide and issued a damaging judgment of...
April 29, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Today, as Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Foreign Minister of Bahrain Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed al Khalifa, Human Rights First’s Brian Dooley issued the following...
April 22, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First condemns today’s decision of the Bahrain government to postpone U.N. Special Rapporteur Juan Mendez’s visit to the country. Mendez was due to travel to...
April 22, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Prominent Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab should be given immediate access to the medical attention he requires, said Human Rights First today. Rajab, President of...
April 19, 2013
The U.S. State Department’s 2012 country reports released today include a useful, detailed assessment of human rights violations in Bahrain, which include torture, arbitrary arrests, and attacks on...

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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...