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February 12, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today urged the U.S. government to use the third anniversary of the Bahraini uprising to publicly push for the release of political prisoners.  “...
February 07, 2014
This is a cross-post from The Huffington Post. Three years after the large-scale protests began in Bahrain, the Sunni-led government is still presiding over security forces that are...
December 15, 2013
The main penitentiary in Bahrain, Jaw Prison, is 34 percent over capacity, according to a September 2013 report by an Ombudsman’s office within the Bahraini Ministry of the Interior. This...
November 15, 2013
Washington, D.C. – In a new report detailing steps the United States should take to support Bahrain’s transition to democracy and the rule of law, Human Rights First is urging the Obama...
November 08, 2013
Last Sunday Sheikh Ali Salman, the leader of Bahrain's main opposition group, the Al Wefaq Society, was charged with insulting authorities. The move signals deepening repression from the regime,...
November 08, 2013
Where Cannon HOB 210 (Capitol South Metro Station) Friday, November 15 10:00am – 11:15am Featuring Rep. James McGovern (D-MA) Emile A. Nakhleh, Ph.D. Research Professor, University of New Mexico...
October 22, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today called on the United States Embassy in Bahrain to send official observers to the trial of detained prominent Bahraini opposition leader Khalil Al...

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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...