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March 25, 2014 By Dawes Cooke While athletes from around the globe competed at the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russian human rights activists competed behind the scenes for the world’s attention. At the Olympiad,...
March 20, 2014 By Simone Salvo As St. Patrick’s Day festivities this year were again steeped in predictable controversy, the annual parade in Boston was particularly, uh, lively. While big-name sponsor Sam Adams...
March 18, 2014 by Trevor Allen Is the anti-gay “propaganda” law destined to be Russia’s number one export? The Russian LGBT community is anxiously watching as analogous laws banning “propaganda of non-...
March 13, 2014 Lithuanian members of the Seimas have postponed a vote on a Russian style anti-“propaganda” amendment to the Code of Administrative Violations. The amendment, introduced by Seimas member Petras...
March 12, 2014 Washington D.C. - Human Rights First today expressed serious concern over reports that the Lithuanian Parliament (Seimas) will vote tomorrow to approve an anti-“propaganda” law that violates the...
March 11, 2014 By Dawes Cooke Russian lawmakers recently passed a first reading of an alarming three-part bill meant to aid the fight against terrorism. But it could also be an effective tool for authorities to...
March 05, 2014 Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today praised the United States Embassy in Moscow for providing support and assistance to participants of the first Russian Open Games that occurred February 26...

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Factsheet | April 01, 2016
Международное сообщество лесбиянок, геев, бисексуалов и трансгендеров (ЛГБТ) с нарастающим ужасом наблюдает за тем, как дискриминационные российские законы о гей-пропаганде постепенно начинают...
Factsheet | March 08, 2016
The international lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community has watched in horror as Russia’s brand of discriminatory propaganda legislation has taken root outside its borders. Yet...
Letter | April 02, 2015
Mr. Thomas Bach President International Olympic Committee Château de Vidy Case postale 356 1001 Lausanne, Switzerland Dear President Bach: Human Rights First welcomed your successful...
Impact Study | January 16, 2015
As Russia prepared to host the 2014 Winter Olympics, Human Rights First made sure the world knew about the country’s anti-gay propaganda law. The odious law threatened the fundamental rights of LGBT...

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