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November 20, 2012 This time last year I was in Bahrain, invited by the government to witness the publication of the report commissioned by the King of Bahrain into human rights violations earlier in 2011. There we sat...
September 24, 2012 Human Rights First is running a series of profiles on human rights defenders we work with in various countries. These profiles help to explain their work, motivations, and challenges....
September 19, 2012 Human Rights First is running a series of profiles on human rights defenders we work with in various countries. These profiles help to explain their work, motivations, and challenges. Photo of...
September 07, 2012 Human Rights First is running a series of profiles on human rights defenders we work with in various countries. These profiles help to explain their work, motivations, and challenges....
September 07, 2012 By Jihan Kazerooni Bahrain Center for Human Rights My name is Jihan Kazerooni and I am a human rights defender. This is my story. What I saw on March 13, 2011 changed my life forever....
September 07, 2012 Human Rights First is running a series of profiles on human rights defenders we work with in various countries. These profiles help to explain their work, motivations, and challenges....
September 06, 2012 Photo of Munir Said Thalib On September 7, 2004, leading Indonesian human rights defender Munir Said Thalib was poisoned with arsenic on a flight from Jakarta to Amsterdam. Eight years later,...

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Letter | July 22, 2019
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Letter | July 02, 2019
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Issue Brief | June 07, 2019
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