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January 22, 2013
Washington, DC – Any solution to Bahrain’s ongoing crisis must be anchored in full respect for human rights, said Human Rights First today following reports of a possible dialogue between...
January 18, 2013
Washington, DC –Human Rights First is urging President Obama to actively engage U.S. leadership on a number of fundamental human rights issues during his second term. The organization is calling...
January 08, 2013
Washington, DC – Human Rights First’s Tad Stahnke has been tapped to receive a the National First Freedom Award from The First Freedom Center. Stahnke, Director of Policy and Programs at Human...
January 07, 2013
Washington, DC – Human Rights First urges the Bahraini authorities to either immediately release prominent human rights defender Said Yousif Al-Muhafdhah or to charge him with an...
November 20, 2012
This time last year I was in Bahrain, invited by the government to witness the publication of the report commissioned by the King of Bahrain into human rights violations earlier in 2011. There we sat...
September 24, 2012
Human Rights First is running a series of profiles on human rights defenders we work with in various countries. These profiles help to explain their work, motivations, and challenges....

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April 4, 2014

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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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...
Opinions | May 12, 2014
By Rula Al Saffar MANAMA, Bahrain — In February of 2011, when the Bahraini government violently cracked down on peaceful pro-reform protesters in Pearl Roundabout, I immediately knew what I had to...

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