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May 30, 2016
Director, Human Rights Defenders
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today welcomed the acquittals of U.S. citizens Kamal and Mohamed Eldarat by a court in the United Arab Emirates. The men had been held since August 2014...
May 27, 2016
Washington, D.C.- Human Rights First today applauded a group of 38 members of Congress for expressing support for the protection of the rights of Ukraine’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (...
May 27, 2016
Advocacy Counsel
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today renewed its call to the U.S. government to press Kyrgyz lawmakers to reject the proposed anti-LGBT propaganda law that is currently moving through the...
May 27, 2016
Director, Human Rights Defenders
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today urged the U.S. government to renew its call for the release of Bahraini opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman before Monday’s scheduled appeal court...
May 26, 2016
Director, National Security Outreach
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First urges members of the Senate to vote in favor of an amendment introduced today to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would continue the Afghan...
May 26, 2016
Director, Human Rights Promotion
New York City – Human Rights First today said that the release of a new joint strategy on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) between the Department of State and the United States Agency for...
May 26, 2016
Director, Antisemitism and Extremism
New York City – Human Rights First today said that the release of a new joint strategy on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) between the Department of State and the United States Agency for...
May 24, 2016
Washington, D.C.—In testimony today before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, former General Counsel of the Navy Alberto Mora will urge members of Congress to shutter the detention facility...
May 23, 2016
Senior Associate/Pennoyer Fellow
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today applauded the inclusion of Section 1276 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2017 (S.2943), which would authorize  $250 million over a seven...
May 20, 2016
Vice President, Advocacy
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today urged members of the Senate to reject provisions in the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would undermine the United States’ ability...

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