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March 11, 2013 Washington, D.C. – A Bahraini court has acquitted prominent human rights defender Said Yousif Al-Muhafdah of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) on charges of tweeting false information...
March 08, 2013 Washington, D.C. – A verdict in the Twitter case of prominent human rights defender Said Yousif Al-Muhafdah of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) is expected on Monday, March 11. “...
March 05, 2013 Washington, DC – Tomorrow, as Attorney General Eric Holder appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee, he should state for the record his stance on key Obama Administration policies on...
March 01, 2013 Washington, DC – The coming week will see a series of high profile court hearings in Bahrain, exposing the authorities continued use of judicial harassment against human rights defenders and...
February 20, 2013 In Bahrain, home of the U.S. Navy’s Fifth Fleet, a government crackdown on dissent and increasingly violent protests have led to mounting civilian and police casualties. Bahrain desperately needs an...
February 12, 2013 Washington, DC – Human Rights First urges the Bahrain government to mark Thursday’s two-year anniversary of the country’s prodemocracy uprising by allowing peaceful protests. In addition, Human...
February 11, 2013 Washington, DC – As President Obama prepares to deliver the State of the Union address, Human Rights First urges him to recommit to the promise of equality and fundamental rights he articulated...

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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...
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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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