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February 07, 2014
This is a cross-post from The Huffington Post. Three years after the large-scale protests began in Bahrain, the Sunni-led government is still presiding over security forces that are...
November 15, 2013
By Sarah Bessell Human Rights Defenders Program Kenya looks set to become the latest country to pass damaging foreign funding laws targeting civil society. This is a clear attempt to control...
November 15, 2013
Washington, D.C. – In a new report detailing steps the United States should take to support Bahrain’s transition to democracy and the rule of law, Human Rights First is urging the Obama...
November 08, 2013
Last Sunday Sheikh Ali Salman, the leader of Bahrain's main opposition group, the Al Wefaq Society, was charged with insulting authorities. The move signals deepening repression from the regime,...
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...
November 05, 2013
By Molly Hofsommer Human Rights Defenders Program Last week Kuwait's Court of Appeals upheld the 10-year prison sentence of blogger Hamad al Naqi, 26, for comments considered offensive to Islam...
November 04, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today urged prompt Senate ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, a step that would demonstrate U.S. leadership in global...

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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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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...
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...

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