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January 31, 2013
As part of the “war on terror,” the United States has forged close relations with Indonesia. A lot of the U.S. funding goes to the police, including to a special counterterrorism unit, Special  ...
January 28, 2013
Last month, prominent Bahrain human rights defender Maryam al Khawaja came to Washington, D.C. and received the Roger Baldwin Medal of Liberty on behalf of the Bahrain Center for Human...
January 25, 2013
By Alison Searle Human Rights Defenders Gao Zhisheng, a Christian human rights attorney, was granted a rare prison visit this week—confirmation that he is alive after nearly a year of strict...
January 24, 2013
Of all the abuses committed by the Bahraini government during its nearly two-year crackdown on democracy protests, none has provoked more international outcry than its mistreatment of the medics: the...
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...

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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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Letter | September 26, 2014
Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Ron Wyden (D-OR) urged the Bahraini government to drop the travel ban and...
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...

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