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Biden to Visit Saudi: Recalibration of the Relationship or Rehabilitation of MBS?

True to its word, the Biden White House is recalibrating its relationship with Saudi Arabia. Just not in the way we’d hoped. Press reports suggest Biden will visit the kingdom…

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Time for Biden to Call for Prisoner Releases in Bahrain as Medical Neglect Continues

Abduljalil Al Singace is one of the Bahraini activists tortured in 2011 and given a life sentence in prison for his peaceful dissent against the kingdom's dictatorship. Human Rights First…

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Biden to Visit Saudi: Recalibration of the Relationship or Rehabilitation of MBS?

True to its word, the Biden White House is recalibrating its relationship with Saudi Arabia. Just not in the way we'd hoped. Press reports suggest Biden will visit the kingdom…

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Authoritarianism

Biden Administration Should Move to End a Decade of Pain in Bahrain

Exactly ten years ago today I was sitting in a Bahraini royal palace witnessing an extraordinary event. An international lawyer, who had been appointed by the King of Bahrain to…

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Human Rights First Statement on Appointment of U.S. Official Linked to Post-9/11 Torture

WASHINGTON D.C. – On April 10, 2020, President Trump announced his intent to appoint Marshall Billingslea to the position of Special Presidential Envoy for Arms Control at the Department of…

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Joint NGO Letter on U.S. Compliance with Convention Against Torture Obligations

Dear Secretary Blinken, Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield, Chargé d'Affaires Moeling, and Ambassador Rice: We write to express deep concerns about reports that the Biden administration has submitted to human rights treaty monitoring…

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