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As a close ally of Bahrain, the United States should back those fighting for their rights.

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June 03, 2021 Abduljalil Al Singace is one of the Bahraini activists tortured in 2011 and given a life sentence in prison for his peaceful dissent against the kingdom's dictatorship.  Human Rights First has...
May 07, 2021 It looks like Steven Bondy is to be the next U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain. President Joe Biden has nominated him for the post, and assuming he passes the Senate confirmation hearings, he’ll take up...
April 06, 2021 After years of relative quiet, something new is stirring in Bahrain. The kingdom’s security forces seem unsure how to react. Conditions in the country’s main prison, Jau, are notoriously...
March 26, 2021 The tiny island kingdom of Bahrain will make global headlines this weekend as it hosts the prestigious Formula 1 Grand Prix auto race. Access to Bahrain for international journalists is rare, and...
January 12, 2021 The Arab Spring uprisings began ten years ago, taking the U.S. government and most of the rest of the world by surprise. The Obama administration’s response was inconsistent at best, as it sought to...
June 09, 2020 WASHINGTON - Today's release from prison of Bahrain human rights defender Nabeel Rajab is a major, welcome move by the government there. “This is a strong, surprising, sensible move...
March 28, 2020 Four Reasons Middle East Governments Should Release Prisoners  Brian Dooley Senior Advisor The clamor to release elderly, sick, and political prisoners is growing. Dozens of NGOs and...

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February 2, 2015

Please join Human Rights First for a discussion on the current situation in Bahrain four years after the February 14th revolution. The country remains polarized with little prospect of an end to its political unrest. Human Rights First will release a blueprint outlining measures the U.S. can implement, including how to address issues of corruption and security force reform in the country, to help bring stability to Bahrain.

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Letter | October 13, 2016
Download PDF October 13, 2016   The Honorable Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, D.C. 20500   Dear Mr. President: Right now, in...
Factsheet | 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...
Testimony | February 11, 2016
Thank you to the Lantos Commission for today’s briefing, and to Congressman McGovern for his continued commitment to the struggle for human rights in Bahrain. Your leadership enables our work in...