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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...
November 15, 2013
Washington, D.C. – In a new report detailing steps the United States should take to support Bahrain’s transition to democracy and the rule of law, Human Rights First is urging the Obama...
November 04, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today urged prompt Senate ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, a step that would demonstrate U.S. leadership in global...
October 29, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Senator Robert Dole will receive Human Rights First’s Beacon Prize in honor of his work to secure U.S. ratification of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with...
October 23, 2013
New York City – Tonight at Human Rights First’s annual awards dinner at Chelsea Piers in New York City, renowned Congolese gynecologist and activist Dr. Denis Mukwege will receive the...
October 22, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today called on the United States Embassy in Bahrain to send official observers to the trial of detained prominent Bahraini opposition leader Khalil Al...

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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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