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September 24, 2015
President and Chief Executive Officer
New York City – Human Rights First will honor European human rights activists Jane Braden-Golay, Siavosh Derakhti, and Niddal El-Jabri with its 2015 Human Rights First Award. The three...
September 23, 2015
Director, Human Rights Defenders
Washington, D.C. – Following news reports that Egypt has pardoned around 100 political prisoners including prominent human rights lawyer Yara Sallam, Human Rights First’s Brian Dooley...
September 22, 2015
Senior Counsel, Defense & Intelligence
Washington, D.C.– Following reports that the United States has released Guantanamo detainee Abdul Rahman Shalabi to his home country of Saudi Arabia, Human Rights First’s Raha Wala issued the...
September 22, 2015
Senior Director, Refugee Protection
New York City – In response to reports that the United States will provide an additional $419 million in humanitarian assistance for those affected by the war in Syria, Human Rights First’s...
September 22, 2015
Senior Director, Refugee Protection
New York City – Human Rights First today urged Congress and the Obama Administration to work together to increase funding and resources for U.S. immigration courts. The call comes...
September 22, 2015
September 21, 2015
Senior Associate/Pennoyer Fellow
Washington, D.C. — Human Rights First urged the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to use tomorrow’s confirmation of Susan Coppedge Amato for the post of Director of the State Department's...