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March 20, 2015 This blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post: Something's wrong at Bahrain's main jail, Jaw Prison. It's hard to get full details but the authorities and the families of prisoners agree...
March 18, 2015 This blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post: Over the last week at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, I've heard Bahrain described several times as an apartheid state. It's not a...
March 10, 2015 Washington, D.C. -  Human Rights First today urged the Obama Administration to press the Saudi government to ease its crackdown on civil society, speak out against sectarian incitement, and...
February 26, 2015 Washington, D.C. - Following reports that leading Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab has been summoned to report to a police station today, Human Rights First urged the United...
February 23, 2015 This blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post:  Last week President Obama got it right about terrorism and its causes. Speaking at a Washington summit on countering violent...
February 18, 2015 Last week Rob Sobhani, CEO of Caspian Group Holdings, called Bahrain an “island of stability” in the Washington Times. “Chaos has not affected the Kingdom of Bahrain, and this reliable military,...
February 11, 2015 Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today urged the U.S. Government to take a series of steps that could help bring stability and reform to its military ally Bahrain, recommendations...

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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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