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End Support for Russian Enablers of Syrian Atrocities

The Pentagon cancelled its $1 billion contract with Russia’s state arms dealer.

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May 08, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today applauded the Obama Administration’s decision to designate for sanctions the Syrian Minister of Finance, other Syrian cabinet ministers, and Russia-...
April 28, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today praised the Obama Administration’s decision to designate for sanctions Sergey Chemezov and other senior Russian officials and companies who have likely...
March 20, 2014
Washington, DC - Human Rights First today welcomes the expansion of U.S. sanctions against Russia for its aggression against Ukraine. The Executive Order issued today for the first time targets...
March 17, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First welcomes President Obama’s executive order issued today that puts in place financial sanctions against the Russian government. This newly-signed executive...
February 26, 2014
By Jess Ballance Today, Human Rights First President and CEO Elisa Massimino was a guest on The Diane Rehm Show, discussing the crisis in Syria. Massimino stressed that the crisis is both a moral...
February 26, 2014
Please tune in today as Human Rights First President and CEO Elisa Massimino joins The Diane Rehm Show to discuss the humanitarian situation in Syria, which continues to deteriorate. As the show’s...
November 13, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today praised the Department of Defense (DoD) for canceling plans for a $345 million purchase of 15 additional helicopters from Rosoboronexport, the Russian arms...

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Impact Study | December 23, 2013
Since the beginning of the civil war in 2011, Russia’s state arms dealer Rosoboronexport has been selling arms to President Bashar Al-Assad’s government. Rosoboronexport has provided arms worth...
Opinions | September 13, 2013
Op-ed by Sonni Efron. Russian President Vladimir Putin's dulcet editorial in the New York Times this week sounded like the opening aria in a charm offensive aimed not just at preempting...
Video | September 03, 2013
Human Rights First's Gabor Rona talks about Syrian chemical weapons on HLN. 
Factsheet | September 01, 2013
The Obama Administration is understandably frustrated by the repeated obstruction of multilateral efforts to end the Syria crisis from Russia and China at the United Nations Security...