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March 03, 2014
Washington D.C. – Human Rights First today expressed concern over Bahrain government reports that three policemen have been killed in explosions today.  The ongoing occurrence of...
February 27, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First welcome’s today’s release of the 2013 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices.  The organization notes that these reports are a continuing demonstration...
February 20, 2014
By Mai El-Sadany Human rights defenders continue to face “extraordinary risks, according to the report of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders (HRDs), set to be...
February 12, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today urged the U.S. government to use the third anniversary of the Bahraini uprising to publicly push for the release of political prisoners.  “...
February 11, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Roger N. Baldwin Medal of Liberty which recognizes an individual or organization who demonstrates exceptional...
February 07, 2014
This is a cross-post from The Huffington Post. Three years after the large-scale protests began in Bahrain, the Sunni-led government is still presiding over security forces that are...
November 15, 2013
By Sarah Bessell Human Rights Defenders Program Kenya looks set to become the latest country to pass damaging foreign funding laws targeting civil society. This is a clear attempt to control...

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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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