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March 22, 2007
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Police officers in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, today came to the office of the Nizhny Novgorod Foundation to Support Tolerance, with the apparent intention of detaining two of its leaders, Stanislav...
March 19, 2007
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On the fourth anniversary of a major crackdown on human rights activists in Cuba that saw dozens sentenced to long prison terms for peaceful promotion of basic rights and freedoms, Human Rights First...
March 14, 2007
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NEW YORK – Eighteen years since Belfast solicitor Patrick Finucane was murdered by loyalist paramilitaries in his home, there has been little progress in the establishment of a public, independent...
March 08, 2007
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NEW YORK – Police used batons to attack a gathering of more than 700 Iranians who had taken to the streets of Tehran today to mark International Women’s Day. Fortunately, there were no reports of...
March 07, 2007
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OVERVIEW This year’s report opens with a forthright assessment of the important work by individual and groups that are human rights defenders. That acknowledgement is a positive development in...
March 06, 2007
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President Bush’s trip to Latin America is a unique opportunity to urge Latin American governments to support and protect human rights defenders, Human Rights First, a New York-based human rights...
March 01, 2007
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Iraqi Refugees Face Hurdles in Search for Refuge Public attention continues to focus on the plight of refugees who have fled Iraq and those who remain in danger within the country. Two million...
February 27, 2007
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On Feb. 27, evidence supporting charges of crimes against humanity and war crimes in Darfur was submitted to the International Criminal Court (ICC) by Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo. The...
February 21, 2007
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In a 2-1 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, DC ruled that the Military Commissions Act of 2006 strips Guantanamo detainees of the right to challenge their detention in U.S federal...
February 15, 2007
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A representative of Human Rights First, a New York-based advocacy organization, met with Colombia’s Vice President yesterday to express the group’s concern that President Alvaro Uribe’s public...


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