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June 22, 2015 This blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post: Yul Brynner's 1962 role as a political leader on the run from a middle eastern dictator wasn't his finest. The film-Escape from Zahrain-is...
June 19, 2015 Washington, D.C. - In response to today’s reports that Ebrahim Sharif, leader of Bahraini liberal secular group Waad, has been released from prison Human Rights First’s Brian Dooley issued the...
June 19, 2015 By Olivia Huzenis The government crackdown on civil society in Egypt is intensifying. On June 9, Egyptian government investigators visited the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS), a...
June 17, 2015 This blog has been cross posted from The Huffington Post: Sunday June 21 will mark one year since Egyptian human rights defender Yara Sallam and 22 others were arrested in the Cairo district...
June 16, 2015 By Carolyn Tackett Congress may finally debate an authorization on the use of military force (AUMF) against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), thanks to growing pressure in both...
June 16, 2015 Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First said today’s conviction of the leader of Bahrain’s main peaceful opposition group Al Wefaq, Sheikh Ali Salman, on political charges...
June 03, 2015 This blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post: Rocked by last week's bombings of Shia mosques in Saudi Arabia which killed dozens of people, Bahrain's government has responded with a...

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Factsheet | September 19, 2018
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