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April 28, 2011
Washington DC – Human Rights First is gravely concerned at the death sentences imposed on four young men in Bahrain today after proceedings that fell short of international fair trial standards.  A...
April 27, 2011
Washington, DC – Today, Human Rights First expressed concern about reports that dozens of mosques and other religious property used by the Shia majority community in Bahrain are being destroyed by...
April 27, 2011
Washington, DC – Today as the U.S.-China Human Rights Dialogue begins, Human Rights First is calling on the Obama Administration to make clear that it views the Chinese Government’s worst crackdown...
April 26, 2011
Experts available to address documents, fall-out Washington, DC – In the wake of Wikileaks' release of documents detailing previously unknown details about hundreds of detainees held at the U.S....
April 26, 2011
Washington, DC – Human Rights First condemns the mounting crackdown against protesters calling for greater freedom and more representative government in Syria.  Today the military assault on the town...
April 20, 2011
Washington, DC – Human Rights First today welcomed reports that the State Department will invest $28 million in grant funding to help internet activists around the world, calling the move an...
April 19, 2011
Washington, DC – Human Rights First is urging Secretary of the Army John McHugh to release a declassified copy of the investigation into command responsibility for the alleged murders of Afghan...
April 18, 2011
Washington, DC – As Bahraini Minister for Finance Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohamed Al-Khalifa visits Washington, DC this week on the heels of escalating violence against civil society in Bahrain, Human...
April 13, 2011
Washington, DC – Human Rights First is disappointed that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton failed to use her speech at the U.S.-Islamic Forum last night to condemn the human rights crackdown in...
April 13, 2011
Washington, DC – Today as the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations holds a hearing on “Guantanamo Transfer Policy and Recidivism,” Human Rights First is calling on...

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