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August 05, 2013
New York City – Human Rights First will honor Dr. Denis Mukwege of the Democratic Republic of Congo with its 2013 Human Rights Award.  Dr. Mukwege will be recognized for his...
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...
July 24, 2013
Washington, DC – Naji Fateel, board member of the Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights (BYSHR) and a prominent activist, is due to appear before the Fourth Criminal Court again tomorrow, July...
July 23, 2013
Bahrain's political volatility is causing increased concern in Washington, DC. On July 22, 2013, Congressional Quarterly reported that Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr. sent a letter to the U.S....
July 18, 2013
It's been two years since the King of Bahrain commissioned human rights lawyer Cherif Bassiouni to investigate the  events of February and March 2011. The Bahrain Independent Commission of...
July 09, 2013
Washington, D.C. – As Egypt’s interim leaders announce their plan to elect a new president and parliament within the next six months, Human Rights First has detailed six levers the United States...
July 08, 2013
Exactly a year ago tomorrow leading Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab was arrested in his home by masked men. He has been in custody ever since and has another year to go before...

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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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