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June 22, 2015
Senior Associate, Refugee Protection
Leesport, Pennsylvania—Following a tour today of the Berks County family detention facility in Leesport, Pennsylvania, Human Rights First calls on the Obama Administration to end its policy of...
June 20, 2015
Senior Director, Refugee Protection
New York City—To mark World Refugee Day, Human Rights First calls the Obama Administration to uphold the United States’ commitment to protecting the persecuted by ending the detention of women and...
June 19, 2015
Director, Human Rights Defenders
Washington, D.C. - In response to today’s reports that Ebrahim Sharif, leader of Bahraini liberal secular group Waad, has been released from prison Human Rights First’s Brian Dooley issued the...
June 19, 2015
Advocacy Counsel, LGBT Rights
Riga, Latvia – Human Rights First today urged the U.S. government and the international community to press the Kyrgyz parliament to reject a proposed discriminatory propaganda bill that has...
June 17, 2015
Vice President, Research & Analysis
New York City—Human Rights First said that yesterday’s formation of a political group by far-right parties in the European Parliament reinforces the need for the United States to take seriously the...