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August 21, 2014
Washington, D.C. -  Human Rights First today said that the Bahraini government’s refusal to allow Congressman James McGovern (D-MA) and Human Rights First’s Brian Dooley to enter the country...
August 20, 2014
International law bans the use of tear gas in warfare, but it’s legal as a form of crowd control. Oppressive regimes use it to quell political dissent in places like Bahrain and Egypt. But images...
August 08, 2014
By Jannat Majeed On July 24, 2014 the Bahraini Ministry of Justice filed lawsuits to suspend for three months two opposition groups, the National Democratic Action Society (Wa’ad) and the Justice...
July 28, 2014
This is a cross post from The Huffington Post. Today's State Department report on international religious freedom for 2013 is unlikely to heal the increasing rift between the U.S....
July 24, 2014
This blog is cross-posted from the Huffington Post: After nearly three years in the job, the much-vilified U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain, Thomas Krajeski, will be replaced - if the U.S...
July 10, 2014
This week the Bahrain ruling family has revealed itself as an increasingly embarrassing, erratic ally for the United States. Monday's decision to kick out State Department Assistant Secretary Tom...
July 07, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today said that the Bahrain Foreign Ministry statement declaring U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Tom Malinowski...

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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...