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October 17, 2014
Washington, DC – Human Rights First today welcomed the U.S. State Department’s call urging the Bahraini government to drop the charges against prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, whose...
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 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...
September 16, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First said that today’s Bahraini court decision to extend the detention of leading human rights activist Maryam Al Khawaja for a second time ...
September 10, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Following today’s Senate Committee on Foreign Relations hearing on the nomination of William Roebuck to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Kingdom of Bahrain...
September 08, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First said that tomorrow’s court hearing in Bahrain to consider the legality of peaceful opposition group Wa’ad (National Democratic Action Society), as well as...

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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

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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...