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August 28, 2015
Washington D.C. – Human Rights First described today's reports that another policeman has been killed in Bahrain as awful and horribly disturbing news. This evening's state media reports...
August 24, 2015
Top News Family Detention Federal Judge Dolly Gee ruled late on Friday that the Obama Administration must release children from family detention centers “without unnecessary delay” and that they...
August 23, 2015
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today said that the Bahraini authorities should immediately dismiss the case against prominent opposition leader Ibrahim Sharif. ...
August 11, 2015
Public voting has begun for sessions and panels to be included in the 2016 SXSW (South by Southwest) Interactive Festival agenda. From now until September 4th the online community can vote (and...
August 10, 2015
This blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post: We've all done things we're not proud of. At discos in the early '80s I'd dance a solo routine to Dexy's "Come on Eileen" - all rockstar...
August 07, 2015
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today welcomes the bipartisan introduction of legislation to impose a ban on the sale of arms to Bahrain. The bill was introduced by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR...
August 06, 2015
Washington, D.C. - Following news reports that Bahraini authorities have suspended the operations of independent newspaper Al Wasat, Human Rights First’s Brian Dooley issued the following...

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April 4, 2014

On May 7, 2014, Human Rights First hosts the NY premiere of the film WE ARE THE GIANT, a movie profiling the plights of seven activists involved in the various national uprisings of the Arab Spring.

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Factsheet | March 10, 2015
“Too often, we have failed to enforce international norms when it’s inconvenient to do so. And we have not confronted forcefully enough the intolerance, sectarianism, and hopelessness that feeds...
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...
Testimony | July 10, 2014
Testimony of Elisa Massimino for the hearing on "Human Rights Vetting:  Nigeria and Beyond" before the  the United States House of Representatives Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human...
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...

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