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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...
June 02, 2015 Top News Defense Authorization The Senate is poised to consider its FY16 National Defense Authorization Act, a bill that could have significant ramifications for U.S. national security and human...
May 28, 2015 “The failure of Congress to act upon the president’s request in a timely manner is a deep breach of our constitutional authority and responsibilities,” Congressmen Walter Jones (R-NC) and Jim...
May 28, 2015 This blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post: A few years ago it seemed almost unimaginable. Ireland's overwhelming support of legalizing same-sex marriage is a reminder of how fast...
May 21, 2015 this blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post: Today President Obama will meet with Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi at the White House. The meeting comes precisely a week after...
May 20, 2015 Last night, Frontline aired the documentary “Secrets, Politics and Torture,” which takes a chilling look at the creation and implementation of the CIA’s torture program. The documentary reinforces...

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