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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 24, 2013
Geneva – The Martin Ennals Jury today announced the three final nominees for the 2013 Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders (MEA). The award is the most important given by the...
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 19, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Today the U.S. State Department released its annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practice. In response to the 2012 Human Rights Reports, Human Rights First’s Robyn...
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 17, 2013
Washington, DC – Today in its decision in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, the Supreme Court gutted the Alien Tort Statute (ATS), a law that has been on the books for more than 200...
April 16, 2013
Washington, D.C. – As fears grow about proposed bills that will further repress civil society in Egypt, the United States government should publicly condemn the new legislation and make clear...

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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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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...
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...

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