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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...
October 17, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First said today that reports that Bahrain will import 1.6 million tear gas canisters from South Korea are another worrying sign that the crackdown on protests is set...
October 04, 2013
The Bahraini regime has frequently cracked down on human rights defenders by prosecuting them for their actions on social media. In an ironic twist raising eyebrows around the globe, this week the...
October 03, 2013
*Update: Naji Fateel was due in court for his appeal hearing on November 18, 2013, which has now been adjourned until December 29, 2013. This week, a Bahraini court ruled in the case of the “...
October 01, 2013
This is a cross-post from The Huffington Post. Two years ago this week, in the shadow of the U.S. Fifth Fleet, 20 Bahraini medics were sentenced by a military court to prison terms of between five...
September 18, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First urges members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to ask Ambassador Anne Patterson challenging questions about U.S. policy in the Middle East during...

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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...