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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...
April 15, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Promises of more violent “operations” like yesterday’s bombing in the Financial Harbour of Manama, Bahrain, are a deeply disturbing sign that violent protest is gaining a...
March 28, 2013
Washington, D.C. – This morning the Bahrain regime handed down acquittals in the case of 23 Bahraini medics who were appealing their politically-motivated sentences. Human Rights First notes...
March 27, 2013
Washington, DC – Tomorrow’s appeal of the jail sentences handed down for 23 Bahrain medics is a key test for the Bahraini regime as its human rights crisis continues, said Human Rights First. In...
March 11, 2013
Washington, D.C. – A Bahraini court has acquitted prominent human rights defender Said Yousif Al-Muhafdah of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) on charges of tweeting false information...

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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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