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October 28, 2014 Washington, D.C. ­– Human Rights First said that today’s three-month suspension of the Bahraini opposition group al Wefaq is likely to lead to more friction and instability in the country as it...
October 26, 2014 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First expressed concern over today’s sentencing of 23 Egyptian activists for violating restrictive anti-protest laws. The activists, including prominent human rights...
October 24, 2014 This is a cross post from The Huffington Post: Parliamentary elections take place in Ukraine on Sunday and are expected to show what direction the under-pressure country is taking. After the...
October 23, 2014 This is a cross post from The Huffington Post Dictatorships do a great deal more to create and maintain violent religious extremism than liberalization has done or will ever do, contrary to...
October 19, 2014 Washington, DC – Human Rights First today expressed deep concern at a Bahraini court's decision to continue the imprisonment of prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, whose trial opened...
October 17, 2014 Ukraine is fighting more than a war with Russian-backed rebels: it is also fighting for democracy. Now more than ever Ukraine is at the tipping point of either becoming a rights-respecting democracy...
October 17, 2014 Washington, DC – Human Rights First today welcomed the U.S. State Department’s call urging the Bahraini government to drop the charges against prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, whose...

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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 | 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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