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October 21, 2015 Washington, D.C. - In response to reports that a Bahraini court has sentenced prominent human rights defender Zainab Al Khawaja to one year in prison, Human Rights First’s Brian Dooley...
October 20, 2015 Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today urged the Bahraini authorities to immediately dismiss the outstanding cases against prominent human rights defender Zainab Al Khawaja. A Bahraini...
October 06, 2015 Geneva - The Martin Ennals Jury today announced the selection of Ahmed Mansoor of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the 2015 Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders. The award is...
September 28, 2015 On September 15, Jaafar Al-Hasabi, a Bahraini citizen granted asylum in the United Kingdom, filed a criminal complaint in Switzerland against Bahrain’s attorney general, Ali Bin Fadhul Al-Buainain....
September 28, 2015 Washington, DC – Human Rights first today praised President Obama for using his United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) address this morning to emphasize the need for leadership to address the...
September 23, 2015 Washington, D.C. – Following news reports that Egypt has pardoned around 100 political prisoners including prominent human rights lawyer Yara Sallam, Human Rights First’s Brian Dooley...
September 23, 2015 This blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post: Human-rights experts with long experience in efforts to mainstream human rights within the United Nations development process are...

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Issue Brief | April 19, 2016
High Stakes for Syria at GCC Meeting How President Obama Should Urge Gulf Leaders to Help Syria  Download the Brief When President Obama meets the leaders of the Gulf...
Letter | April 18, 2016
April 18, 2016 Dear President Obama: I am writing to urge you to address the vital issue of human rights during your forthcoming visit to Saudi Arabia and at the Summit Meeting with leaders of...
Profile | April 14, 2016
Human Rights Defenders and Political Prisoners in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain Saudi Arabia: Waleed Abu al-Khair: Imprisoned in Saudi Arabia on Politicized Charges...
Factsheet | March 02, 2016
Human Rights First maintains a list of resources for human rights defenders who are facing security threats because of their work. This compilation includes information about emergency funds,...

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