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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...
September 11, 2013
Once again the Bahraini media has proven that it plays fast and loose with the truth in its reporting of the regime’s meetings with foreign diplomats. An article in today’s English-language Gulf...
September 10, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First welcomes yesterday’s statement signed by 47 countries, including the United States, that expresses concern over human rights violations in Bahrain. The...
September 03, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First is alarmed by today’s reports that political opposition representatives in Bahrain must now tell the government in advance when they plan to meet with...
August 14, 2013
Washington, DC – Human Rights First urges the U.S. government to condemn the Bahraini regime’s crackdown on the thousands of protesters who took to the streets of Bahrain today to...
August 09, 2013
Washington, D.C. – This morning prominent Bahraini human rights defender Maryam Al Khawaja, Acting President of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), was refused permission to board a...
July 31, 2013
The Bahraini National Assembly is considering toughening punishment  for those who commit “terrorist acts.” The stated purpose is to protect national security. The real purpose is to intensify...

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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...
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...