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January 20, 2015
ACE Rule of Law Human Rights Fellow
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Remember when Senator Dianne Feinstein, former Chairwoman and current ranking member of the Senate intelligence committee, accused the CIA of hacking into her staffers' computers while they...
January 20, 2015
Vice President, Communications
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Top News STATE OF THE UNION Tonight at 9 p.m., President Obama will deliver his State of the Union address. He is expected to detail his priorities for the last two years of his presidency,...
January 16, 2015
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Managing Attorney, Refugee Representation
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The Dilley Family Residential Center is now open in South Texas and will soon house up to 2,400 immigrant mothers and children who came to the United States seeking refuge. This week we went on a...
January 16, 2015
Director, Human Rights Defenders
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Ever since the 2011 uprising in Bahrain, the weeks leading up to the mid-February anniversary are particularly tense, with protests spiking around February 14. This time around there is an...
January 15, 2015
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By Carolyn Greco Earlier this week, a Saudi judge increased the sentence of prominent human rights lawyer Waleed Abu Al-Khair. Abu Al-Khair was initially sentenced by the Specialized Criminal...
January 14, 2015
Associate, Research & Analysis
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Yesterday, Senators John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and Kelly Ayotte introduced a bill designed to stop the transfer or release of Guantanamo detainees, even those who have been cleared for...
January 14, 2015
Communications Assistant/Writer
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Human Rights First’s Brian Dooley appeared on HuffPost Live to discuss the political situation in Bahrain. As he wrote in a recent blog post, Bahrain’s foreign minister marched in...
January 14, 2015
Communications Assistant/Writer
A new bill introduced by Senate Republicans poses unnecessary restrictions on detainee transfers from the prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Periodic Review Boards and Guantanamo Detainee...
January 13, 2015
Assistant, Strategy and Planning / LGBT Rights Campaign
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In countries with anti-LGBT regimes, the media can often add fuel to the homophobic fire of public sentiment. This dynamic was readily apparent in Egypt's recent court case involving 26 men arrested...
January 13, 2015
Director, Human Rights Promotion
Director, Human Rights Defenders
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As Congress enters its 114th session, human rights must take the spotlight. Below are five foreign policy priorities that we at Human Rights First believe Congress should put at the top of their to-...

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