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September 02, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today applauded actions by Yiannis Boutaris, the mayor of the Greek city of Thessaloniki, for wearing a Star of David badge to his swearing-in ceremony. The...
September 02, 2014
Washington, D.C.  – Human Rights First today urged President Obama to address concerns about anti-LGBT legislation in Lithuania and Lativa during his meetings this week with Baltic leaders....
September 02, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today urged the U.S. government to call publicly for the release of jailed Bahrain human rights defender Maryam Al Khawaja.  Al Khawaja was arrested...
September 02, 2014
Washington D.C. – Human Rights First today praised the Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe (OSCE) for including members of civil society and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in...
August 30, 2014
Washington, DC -- Human Rights First today expressed fears for leading human rights defender Maryam Al Khawaja, who landed at Bahrain airport last night on a visit home and has been held and charge...
August 29, 2014
Washington, D.C. –On the 23rd anniversary to Kyrgyzstan’s declaration of independence from the Soviet Union, Human Rights First today urged the U.S. Government and the international community to work...
August 29, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today expressed serious concern over the rising tide of homophobic rhetoric which lead to the withdrawal of the Jamaican Supreme Court case challenging the...
August 28, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today urged President Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel at the upcoming NATO Summit to discuss potential threats to the...
August 27, 2014
New York City – Following the death of prominent Egyptian human rights lawyer Ahmed Seif el-Islam, Human Rights First’s Neil Hicks issued the following statement: "We are saddened to...
August 22, 2014
New York City – Human Rights First said that today’s lawsuit against the federal government’s policies at the immigrant detention center in Artesia, New Mexico, tackles many of the due process...

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