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July 21, 2013
Jose worked to defend the rights of AfroColombians, especially those being displaced from their lands. After learning about a plot to assasinate him, Jose fled to the United States to seek safety....
July 09, 2013
Awoke owned and ran an internet café in Ethiopia. His clients often used his café to access opposition websites, but the government found out. He was detained and tortured, and was forced to leave...
June 19, 2013
Since 1978, Human Rights First has been matching asylum seekers with pro bono attorneys through our Asylum Legal Representation Program, giving refugees a chance to live their lives free from fear....
June 19, 2013
As victims of violence and persecution, refugees come to the United States to seek safety. But all too often, they arrive traumatized, unaware of the complexities of the U.S. asylum system, and...
June 19, 2013
As a Kurd from Turkey, Kani faced difficulties advocating for his community. He came to the United States to work for Kurdish rights. But as his advocacy became prominent, he was forced to seek...
June 12, 2013
Human Rights First builds respect for human rights and the rule of law to help ensure the dignity to which everyone is entitled and to stem intolerance, tyranny, and violence. Human Rights First is a...
June 10, 2013
Two years after the Egyptian revolution, the Egyptian government is circulating draft proposals for a new NGO law that would suppress the fundamental freedoms necessary for the functioning of a...
June 06, 2013
Fox's John Stossel asks the question, "Do we need hate crime laws?" Human Rights First's Paul LeGendre says yes, we do. 
June 04, 2013
President Obama recently delivered a major counterterrorism speech at the National Defense University in which he pledged to renew efforts to close Guantanamo, increase oversight and transparency of...
May 05, 2013
A Discussion with Leading National Security Experts President Obama recently delivered a major counterterrorism speech at the National Defense University in which he pledged to renew efforts to...

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