Brian Dooley Criticizes IPU Silence on Al-Khawaja's Case
Brian Dooley, a director at Human Rights First, criticized the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) for not publicly endorsing the call of the chairman of the Danish parliamentary delegation, MP Søren Søndergaard, to release prisoner of conscience Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja.
Brian Dooley: We Expected More from Biden Administration in HR File in Bahrain
Senior advisor at Human Rights First, Brian Dooley, said the human rights community expected the Biden administration to do more than it did on the ground.
Brian Dooley to GIDHR: Prisoners Contracting Coronavirus would Harm Ruling Family Reputation, Gov’t Should Release Them
Activist Brian Dooley from Human Rights First said that we are in a new context because of the Coronavirus, indicating that "people, like Naji Fateel and other human rights defenders, should not be imprisoned with or without the virus."
Int’l HR Activists to Bahrain Mirror: Nabeel Rajab’s Sentence Warning to those who Speak against Gov’t, Trajectory of Bahrain under Ruling Family is for Instability not Stability
Human rights organizations, activists and researchers called for radical change in international policies tackling human rights violations in Bahrain in an international conference held in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, entitled “Bahrain: 8 Years of Repression under International Silence”.
Int’l Activists Question Britain’s Shadow Government’s Support for Bahrain
Activists criticize British shadow minister’s praise for Bahraini government.
Questions for Head of Bahrain’s NSA 10 Days After Ebtisam Al-Saegh’s Arrest, Brian Dooley
Human Rights First’s Brian Dooley wrote a letter addressing the President of Bahrain’s National Security Agency (NSA), Sheikh Talal bin Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, 10 days after Bahraini human rights activist Ebtisam Al-Saegh’s Arrest.
HRF: Bahraini Regime Took Trump’s Words as Signal to Intensity Repression without Fear of Censure
Human Rights First today called on the Trump Administration to condemn the actions of Bahraini security forces who reportedly attacked peaceful protesters in the village of Diraz.
Human Rights First Denounces Sale of F16 Fighter Jets to Bahrain
Human Rights First condemned Trump Administration’s decision to move forward with sale of 19 F-16 fighter jets to Bahrain, despite Bahraini regime’s failure to meet human rights conditions attached to deal.
Bahrain’s Final Kiss Goodbye to Pretense of the Rule of Law, Brian Dooley
Brian Dooley said the decision allowing civilians to be tried in military courts “is the final kiss goodbye to any pretense of the rule of law.”
Trump Prepares Dangerous Sale of F-16s To Bahrain, Brian Dooley
Brian Dooley stressed that the sale will encourage further repression in the island kingdom of Bahrain, which, in turn, will cause greater instability and violence in the country.
HRF Asks Obama to Ban Bahraini Officials Involved in Violations from Entering America
Human Rights Watch sent a letter to the American President Barack Obama demanding him to use his left 100 days in office to help ameliorate human rights situation in the world.
Human Rights First: Rajab’s Verdict to Show US Terms’ Efficiency in F16 Deal with Bahraini
Human Rights First urged the US government to link the proposed sale of F-16 fighter jets to Bahrain to the release of jailed Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, who faces a verdict in court tomorrow.
Hearing Session in Congress Criticizes Bahraini Government’s “Sectarian Policies” & Calls on US to Use Concrete Measures
The Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission of the US Congress (TLHRC) held a hearing on Friday (September 9, 2016) to examine the US government’s response to the human rights crisis in Bahrain
Tom Lantos Commission Holds Hearing Friday to Discuss Deteriorating Human Rights in Bahrain
Tom Lantos Commission on Human Rights holds on Friday hearing to discuss the deteriorating human rights situation in Bahrain.
HRF: Washington should Call on Manama to Drop Charges against Sheikh Al-Salman and Dr. Al-Dirazi
Human Rights First said in a statement on the Internet that “the U.S. government should speak out on behalf of both these men (Sheikh Maytham Al-Salman and Dr. Taha Al-Dirazi) and call for the charges against them to be dropped.”
HRF: Bahrain Targets Clerics in New Wave of Attacks
Human Rights First said Bahrain continues to attack leading Shia clerics in country, stressing this targeting fuels Bahrain’s polarization.
HRF Urges US State Dept. to Submit Report on BICI Recommendations Implementation
HRF urged US State Department to submit congressionally-mandated report assessing Bahraini government's implementation of BICI recommendations.
HRF: Imprisonment of Sheikh Ali Salman Makes Inclusive Political Settlement Unlikely
HRF Urged United States to Publicly Call for Release of Sheikh Ali Salman in Bahrain.
HRF: Zainab Al-Khawaja’s Arrest Is Terrible Development
Human Rights First stated that it was alarmed at reports that prominent Bahraini human rights defender Zainab Al Khawaja and her baby were seized from her home today by Bahraini security officers.
HRF after Karana Blast: Washington Should Help Bahrain Find Way Out of Crisis before Violence Escalates
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): Human Rights First expressed its concerns of reports that another policeman has been killed in Bahrain, urging “the US government to take action to help Bahrain find a way out of its political crisis before the violence escalates further.”