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September 08, 2014 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First said that tomorrow’s court hearing in Bahrain to consider the legality of peaceful opposition group Wa’ad (National Democratic Action Society), as well as...
September 05, 2014 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today urged the U.S. Embassy in Bahrain to send an observer to monitor tomorrow’s court hearing for Bahraini human rights defender Maryam Al Khawaja and issue a...
September 05, 2014 Washington, D.C. – On the tenth anniversary of the assassination of leading Indonesian human rights defender Munir Said Thalib, Human Rights First urged the U.S. government to call on Indonesian...
September 02, 2014 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today urged the U.S. government to call publicly for the release of jailed Bahrain human rights defender Maryam Al Khawaja.  Al Khawaja was arrested...
August 29, 2014 By Faria Rehman This week, the world lost one of the most influential pioneers of the Egyptian uprising of the 1980’s, human rights lawyer Ahmed Seif el-Islam. His lifelong dedication to freedom...
August 28, 2014 This is a cross post from The Huffington Post. It's a political prisoner's last card. Going on a hunger strike is a highly dangerous move, especially for people in fragile health....
August 27, 2014 New York City – Following the death of prominent Egyptian human rights lawyer Ahmed Seif el-Islam, Human Rights First’s Neil Hicks issued the following statement: "We are saddened to...

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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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