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April 17, 2013 By Sayed Yousif Al-Mahafdah For the second consecutive year, Bahrain will host a Formula One (F1) race despite severe human rights violations documented by local and international human rights...
April 17, 2013 Washington, DC – Today in its decision in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, the Supreme Court gutted the Alien Tort Statute (ATS), a law that has been on the books for more than 200...
April 16, 2013 Washington, D.C. – As fears grow about proposed bills that will further repress civil society in Egypt, the United States government should publicly condemn the new legislation and make clear...
April 15, 2013 Washington, D.C. – Promises of more violent “operations” like yesterday’s bombing in the Financial Harbour of Manama, Bahrain, are a deeply disturbing sign that violent protest is gaining a...
April 12, 2013 Secretary of State John Kerry heads to China this weekend to meet with his counterparts in Beijing and discuss a wide range of issues, from national security, to the global economy. One thing that...
April 09, 2013 Less than two weeks before the Bahrain Grand Prix, the Bahrain Center for Human Rights expressed grave concerns about reports of increased house raids by masked men in civilian clothing and arrests...
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...

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