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December 15, 2014
Director, Human Rights Defenders
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This is a cross post from The Huffington Post:  New U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Stephen Beecroft is expected to arrive in Cairo in the coming weeks to start work. Although he doesn't decide...
December 12, 2014
Associate, Research & Analysis
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Human Rights First has been a leader in pushing and encouraging America to acknowledge the mistakes made after 9/11 when we abandoned our values and the rule of law and chose to torture. Beginning...
December 09, 2014
Vice President, Outreach & Engagement
Our team at Human Rights First is hard at work pouring over the just-released groundbreaking report from the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. What we’ve learned so far is darker and more...
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...



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