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April 05, 2013 Saturday April 6 will be exactly two years since Mahdi Abu Deeb, President of the Bahrain Teachers Association (BTA), was arrested for his part in the peaceful uprising. He was tortured, subjected to...
April 05, 2013 Watch: Human Rights First's Brian Dooley responds to Bernie Ecclestone's comments on Formula One in Bahrain. President of Formula One Bernie Ecclestone was quoted in a Reuters piece today...
April 04, 2013 Nabeel Rajab, President of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights and one of his country’s leading activists, is serving a two-year prison sentence for tweeting about protests. I spoke to him a few...
April 02, 2013 Nabeel Rajab, President of the Bahrain Center for Human rights, is serving a two-year sentence for tweeting about protests. He has been in custody since July 2012. On Sunday March 31, he called Human...
March 29, 2013 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today issued a reportrecommending steps the U.S. government can take to repair its relationship with Egyptian civil society groups, some of which has...
March 28, 2013 Washington, D.C. – This morning the Bahrain regime handed down acquittals in the case of 23 Bahraini medics who were appealing their politically-motivated sentences. Human Rights First notes...
March 27, 2013 Washington, DC – Tomorrow’s appeal of the jail sentences handed down for 23 Bahrain medics is a key test for the Bahraini regime as its human rights crisis continues, said Human Rights First. In...

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Letter | July 22, 2019
Read and Download The Honorable Michael Pompeo Secretary of State U.S. Department of State Washington, D.C. 20520   Dear Secretary Pompeo: We, the undersigned U.S. foreign...
Factsheet | July 10, 2019
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Letter | July 02, 2019
Download Letter July 2, 2019 Dear Chairman McGovern and Ranking Member Cole, We, the undersigned organizations dedicated to the promotion and protection of universal human rights, write to...

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