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Featured Press Release | August 13, 2017
New York City--Human Rights First today strongly condemns the hateful gathering of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, and urges President Trump to speak out clearly and forcefully...
May 13, 2011
Washington, D.C. — Under Secretary William Burns and Assistant Secretary Jeffrey Feltman declined the opportunity to testify today before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission on rights abuses in...
May 13, 2011
Washington, D.C. — Human Rights First welcomes the news that the current convocation of the Ugandan Parliament today adjourned without adopting the Anti-Homosexuality Bill. Ugandan human rights...
May 13, 2011
Washington, D.C. — Representatives of human rights groups sent a letter today to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton strongly urging the United States to support efforts at the United Nations Human...
May 12, 2011
Bill would continue suspension of other counterterrorism tools Washington, D.C. — New legislation—approved by the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee early this morning—raises a number...
May 12, 2011
Senator McCain:  Torture Did Not Lead to bin Laden Torture “prohibited by American laws and values, and I oppose them”   Washington, D.C. — Human Rights First today praised Senator John McCain’...
May 12, 2011
Manama, Bahrain — Human Rights First is gravely concerned at today’s unfair trial in Bahrain of 21 suspects involved in recent protests calling for greater respect for human rights and democracy in...
May 11, 2011
Washington, D.C. — Legislation introduced today in the Senate to force the Obama administration to declare Guantánamo a permanent prison for terror suspects will inspire America’s enemies and...
May 11, 2011
New York, NY—Human Rights First is pleased to be the recipient of a grant from the Leon Levy Foundation to support a two-year fellowship and a pilot project to increase high quality pro bono legal...
May 11, 2011
Human Rights First is deeply concerned by serious incidents of sectarian violence in Egypt in recent weeks, most recently the violent clashes that erupted in the Imbaba district of Cairo during the...
May 10, 2011
WASHINGTON – More than 1700 prisoners currently detained by the United States in Afghanistan do not have the right to see evidence being used against them or the right to legal representation in...

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