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March 20, 2015 This blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post: Something's wrong at Bahrain's main jail, Jaw Prison. It's hard to get full details but the authorities and the families of prisoners agree...
March 18, 2015 This blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post: Over the last week at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, I've heard Bahrain described several times as an apartheid state. It's not a...
March 13, 2015 New York City – As this week marks the fourth anniversary of the conflict in Syria, Human Rights First urged the Obama Administration to champion protection, aid, and resettlement of Syrian...
March 10, 2015 Washington, D.C. -  Human Rights First today urged the Obama Administration to press the Saudi government to ease its crackdown on civil society, speak out against sectarian incitement, and...
March 06, 2015 Last week police arrested seven "transsexuals," as termed in official statements, at a nightclub in a popular tourist area of central Cairo. The arrestees will be charged under the...
February 19, 2015 Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First welcomed President Obama’s speech today at the White House Summit to Counter Violent Extremism (CVE), in which he affirmed...
February 18, 2015 Top News White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism This week, the White House will a host a three-day “Countering Violent Extremism” summit to address “domestic and international efforts...

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