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September 12, 2014
Washington, D.C.  – Human Rights First today said that the ongoing trial of 23 people who are being prosecuted for violating Egypt's anti-protest law is evidence that Egypt is not on a path...
September 11, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Today, Human Rights First issued the following statement marking the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001: “On this anniversary, we remember the...
September 10, 2014
Washington, D.C. – In response to President Obama’s speech regarding U.S. action against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Human Rights First urges the president to not claim...
September 10, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Following today’s Senate Committee on Foreign Relations hearing on the nomination of William Roebuck to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Kingdom of Bahrain...
September 09, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today said that the passage of a discriminatory bill by Gambia’s National Assembly represents an alarming trend threatening the human rights of lesbian, gay,...
September 09, 2014
Washington, D.C.  – Human Rights First today condemned the Hungarian government’s renewed raids on nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and called on President Obama to adopt a strategy to...
September 09, 2014
New York City – Human Rights First said today that, despite the president’s decision not to move forward with executive orders on immigration at this time, there are a number of steps the Obama...
September 08, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First said that tomorrow’s court hearing in Bahrain to consider the legality of peaceful opposition group Wa’ad (National Democratic Action Society), as well as...
September 06, 2014
Washington, DC – This morning, a Bahraini judge ruled to extend leading Bahraini human rights activist Maryam Al Khawaja’s detention for 10 days. Al Khawaja was arrested as she arrived in Bahrain...
September 05, 2014
New York City – Human Rights First today said that the Obama Administration’s statements regarding the consequences of requiring counsel for immigrant minors, made before a federal court in Seattle...


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