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December 02, 2009
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In President Obama's speech last night, a clear call to returning to American values and human rights, reminding why he ended torture and will close Guantanamo:Finally, we must draw on the strength...
December 02, 2009
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(Washington DC December 2, 2009) Human Rights First is calling for a full investigation of the so-called "black prison" at the Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. Responding to allegations that...
December 01, 2009
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As talk about President Obama's strategy in Afghanistan focuses on troop levels, there is a critical piece missing in the debate: U.S. detention policy at Bagram. Getting detention policy right -...
December 01, 2009
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(Washington DC December 1, 2009) Hours before President Barack Obama announces his plan for moving forward in Afghanistan, Human Rights First is calling on his Administration not to overlook...
November 30, 2009
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On November 20, 2009, the United Nations General Assembly passed a comprehensive resolution on human rights defenders. As Human Rights First had encouraged, it expresses concern about the...
November 24, 2009
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Human Rights First partnered today with 9/11 widows and national security experts to push back against the Never Forget Coalition – arguing for justice, not fearmongering. Read our press release....
November 24, 2009
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(New York, NY November 24, 2009) National security experts, a former federal prosecutor, and 9/11 widows are calling for cooler heads to prevail as those opposed to New York-based federal trials for...
November 23, 2009
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Former Illinois Governor James Thompson published an op-ed in the Chicago Tribune yesterday urging that Guantanamo be closed. He joined the ranks of many other reputed politicians and experts, as he...
November 23, 2009
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  (New York November 23, 2009) The Federal Bureau of Investigation today released a report for the year 2008 showing the highest number of hate crimes against blacks, Jews, and gay men and...
November 20, 2009
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Last month Fausto Otzín, a Guatemalan indigenous human rights lawyer, was found badly injured in a ditch. He suffered multiple machete and stab wounds and passed away shortly after being found. He...

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