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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 18, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Bahraini Grand Prix organizers, participants, and sponsors should speak out urgently and publicly against arbitrary arrests and other human rights violations taking place...
April 15, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Promises of more violent “operations” like yesterday’s bombing in the Financial Harbour of Manama, Bahrain, are a deeply disturbing sign that violent protest is gaining a...
March 28, 2013
Washington, D.C. – This morning the Bahrain regime handed down acquittals in the case of 23 Bahraini medics who were appealing their politically-motivated sentences. Human Rights First notes...

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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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| 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...
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....