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September 23, 2015 Washington, D.C. – Following news reports that Egypt has pardoned around 100 political prisoners including prominent human rights lawyer Yara Sallam, Human Rights First’s Brian Dooley...
September 23, 2015 This blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post: Human-rights experts with long experience in efforts to mainstream human rights within the United Nations development process are...
September 16, 2015 Bahrain is considering a new blasphemy law, which will likely be used to harass and silence the regime’s critics. Cleric Sheikh Maytham Al Salman, head of the religious freedom unit at Bahrain Human...
September 15, 2015 This blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post: It's hard to describe how scared people in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are of the secret police. The State Security apparatus, as it's...
September 15, 2015 Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today, along with the other human rights organizations serving on the Martin Ennals Award Jury, called on the United Arab Emirates (UAE)...
September 15, 2015 By Anita Dhanvanthari  In early 2011, Bahraini citizens took to the streets in large peaceful protests calling for democracy. Shias and Sunnis came together in the Sunni-ruled, Shia-majority...
September 02, 2015 Washington, DC – As President Obama prepares to host King Salman of Saudi Arabia this Friday, Human Rights First is calling on the president to raise human rights concerns during the bilateral...

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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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Issue Brief | June 21, 2016
Poland’s Anti-Terror Law Recommendations for U.S. officials attending Warsaw NATO Summit 2016 Background Since the right-wing Law and Justice Party took office in Poland after the...
Timeline | April 22, 2016
Syria Timeline 2011–2016 2011  March: Inspired by demonstrations across the region, protestors begin demanding democratic reforms. Security forces retaliate by opening fire and...
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...

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