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December 08, 2014
Communications Assistant/Writer
Last week, sisters Maryam and Zainab Al Khawaja were issued prison sentences in separate hearings in Bahraini courts. The judgments against these leading human rights defenders signal that the small...
December 08, 2014
Top News CIA Torture Report This week, the Senate intelligence committee is expected to release key sections of its report documenting the CIA’s post-9/11 torture program. The committee’s 6,000...
December 03, 2014
Vice President, Communications
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Top News ISIS Overnight, the United States and members of its coalition to defeat ISIS led an air assault that included as many as 30 airstrikes against key targets in and around northeastern...
November 24, 2014
Vice President, Communications
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Top News Defense Secretary Hagel Resigns Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel will resign today. According to a senior defense source quoted by the Associated Press, Secretary Hagel and President...
November 24, 2014
Robert L. Bernstein International Human Rights Fellow
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On Thursday, Human Rights First took part in oral arguments as amicus counsel in Kim v. DPRK (North Korea), a case before the Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Reverend Kim Dong...
November 21, 2014
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By Darren Gan This Tuesday, China’s state newspaper Global Times ran the feature story, “How a Chinese Rural Gay Couple Defied Gossip, Exorcists and Arranged Marriage,” the first LGBT-specific...
November 20, 2014
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By Vivien R. Being a trans person is never easy, but some places are better than others. I live in Hungary, a country that’s been in the news a lot recently thanks to the “illiberal” dreams of our...
November 20, 2014
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By Carolyn Greco Last week in Washington DC, Human Rights First hosted six leading NGOs to discuss the increased criminalization of peaceful dissent in the Arabian Gulf. Across the region,...
November 19, 2014
Communications Assistant/Writer
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About 13.6 million Syrians and Iraqis have been displaced by war, violence, and persecution. Nearly four million of those have escaped to neighboring countries. Two million have left...
November 19, 2014
Communications Assistant/Writer
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As Congress and the White House prepare to discuss a new Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) for the fight against ISIS, Jack Goldsmith, Ryan Goodman, and Steve Vladeck came together...

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