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Testimony | May 20, 2014
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Before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations May 21, 2014 Download SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS Human Rights First welcomes the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s attention to the...
Report | May 20, 2014
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Legislation that seeks to criminalize those who insult or defame religions, or commit blasphemy often leads to human rights abuses. These laws prohibit injuring religious feelings or insulting...
Letter | May 19, 2014
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May 19, 2014   Dear Senator: As retired Flag and General Officers, we believe it is imperative for Congress to remove the remaining restrictions on the transfer of Guantanamo detainees...
Letter | May 19, 2014
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May 19, 2014   Dear Representative: As retired Flag and General Officers, we believe it is imperative for Congress to remove the remaining restrictions on the transfer of Guantanamo...
Factsheet | May 15, 2014
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The criminalization of homosexuality in Jamaica dates back to the 1864 Offences Against the Person Act, which calls for a punishment of up to 10 years of hard labor for those convicted of the “...
Opinions | May 12, 2014
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By Rula Al Saffar MANAMA, Bahrain — In February of 2011, when the Bahraini government violently cracked down on peaceful pro-reform protesters in Pearl Roundabout, I immediately knew what I had to...
Opinions | May 09, 2014
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By Shawn Gaylord “Better to be a dictator than gay.” That was Alexander Lukashenko, the leader of Belarus, responding in 2012 to Guido Westerwelle, Germany’s openly gay foreign minister, who had...
Factsheet | May 09, 2014
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On May 18 and May 25, Greece will hold its local elections, which coincides with the May 25 European parliamentary elections. Golden Dawn candidates are expected to do well in both elections, in line...

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