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February 27, 2012
Washington, DC – Today, the 20 Bahrain medics who were detained, tortured and sentenced to long terms in prison after an unfair military court trial again had their appeal hearing postponed, this...
February 24, 2012
Washington, DC –The Obama administration has indicated that it will move forward with a military commissions trial for Ali Mussa Daqduq, a move Human Rights First notes is an unnecessary and risky...
February 23, 2012
Washington, DC – Human Rights First today praised the just-released White House Consumer Data Privacy framework as a welcome step toward requiring companies to protect user privacy online. “The...
February 22, 2012
Only Seventh Detainee In 10 Years To Be Convicted After Plea Deal Today, Federal Courts Continue To Outpace Tribunals in Resolving Terrorism Cases Washington, DC -- Today, following news that high-...
February 22, 2012
Washington, DC -- Human Rights First cautions that Department of Defense General Counsel Jeh Johnson’s remarks on the U.S. government’s counterterrorism authorities raise more questions than they...
February 21, 2012
Washington, DC – Following a New York Times report that the Russian arms dealer Rosoboronexport’s has no intention of cutting off its sales to Syria, Human Rights First today renewed its call for the...
February 17, 2012
Washington, DC – On Sunday, Feb. 19, Mahdi Abu Deeb and Jaleela Al Salman - President and Vice President of the Bahrain Teachers' Association – will appeal their military court convictions for...
February 16, 2012
Washington, DC – Following today’s United Nations General Assembly Vote condemning rights violations in Syria and supporting calls for President Assad to step down, Human Rights First’s Sadia Hameed...
February 16, 2012
Washington, DC – Today, in a Detroit federal courtroom, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was sentenced to life in prison for the attempted murder of 289 passengers on Northwest Airline Flight 253. The...
February 15, 2012
Washington, DC – Human Rights First is urging Vice President Joseph Biden to raise attacks on religious freedom in China during the U.S. visit of Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping to the United...

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