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June 28, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today denounced news that the Pentagon is spending millions of taxpayer dollars to purchase helicopters from a congressionally-barred Russian arms dealer...
June 17, 2013
Washington D.C.- Today on the sidelines of the G8 Summit, President Obama met with Russian President Putin to discuss the conflict in Syria. Human Rights First notes that the U.S government has...
June 14, 2013
Washington D.C.- Today thanks to the leadership of Representatives Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Kay Granger (R-TX) the House of Representatives unanimously voted to pass an amendment to the FY2014...
June 12, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First applauds Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MI) for re-introducing his bill to limit assistance to provide tear gas and other riot control items to Middle Eastern...
May 17, 2013
Washington, DC – As Secretary of State John Kerry continues to discuss with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov toward peace negotiations in Syria, Human Rights First President and CEO Elisa...
May 13, 2013
Weapons Requested from Russian Dealer Could Be Used for Prolonged, Offensive Attacks Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today released a private letter from the Army Supply...
May 06, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First urges Secretary of State John Kerry to use his trip to Russia this week to press the Russians to stop enabling atrocities in Syria. The trip – set against...

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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 United States and the European Union already have in place stiff financial sanctions against Syria. However, these restrictions on lending to or conducting financial transfers on ...