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August 21, 2013
Human Rights First's Brian Dooley and Neil Hicks react to Mubarak's release.
August 20, 2013
One year ago three members of Pussy Riot were convicted of "hooliganism motivated by religious hatred" for staging a 40-second nonviolent protest in Russia's main church. Today, Ekaterina Samutsevich...
July 23, 2013
On July 24, 2013, retired military leaders testified before Congress on the implications of closing the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. Among the issues they addressed were hunger strikes by...
July 23, 2013
Human Rights First President and CEO Elisa Massimino testified before Congress on July 24, 2013 and detailed a plan for closing the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo.
July 23, 2013
Elisa Massimino and a coalition of retired admirals and generals testify before Congress on closing Guantanamo responsibly. 
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
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 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....