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January 06, 2016 On January 6, 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave his now-famous speech on four freedoms essential to democracy and human rights: Freedom of speech Freedom of religion...
December 21, 2015 By Anita Dhanvanthari A now familiar story in Bahrain: another human rights defender is sentenced to jail on trumped up charges while known torturers and human rights violators walk free. This...
December 21, 2015 Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today urged Bahraini authorities to immediately dismiss the politically-motivated case against prominent human rights defender Mohammed Al-Maskati. A Bahraini...
November 23, 2015 Authoritarian governments are waging an ideological war, and proponents of democratic ideals are on the defense. Russia actively exports its methodology: spread false news, restrict civil...
November 16, 2015 Top News France Attacks Following the tragic November 13 Paris terrorist attacks that claimed more than 130 lives across the city, Human Rights First’s Susan Corke, who was in Paris last week to...
November 12, 2015 With the detention of prominent human rights defender and investigative journalist Hossam Bahgat, the U.S. government should take this moment to reassess its relationship with the dictatorial...
November 11, 2015 Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today called for the immediate release of Sheikh Ali Salman and Ebrahim Sharif, two of Bahrain’s most prominent peaceful political opposition leaders. Ali...

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Factsheet | June 13, 2017
This brief guide was put together in 2017 to assist human rights activists who are at risk of being jailed. Rachel Lehr and Emily Sherwood at Case Western Reserve University Law School were the lead...
Issue Brief | March 30, 2017
Read Full Report and Download In 2014 Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban famously declared that liberal democratic states— including his fellow European Union and NATO members—constituted an...
Issue Brief | June 21, 2016
Poland’s Anti-Terror Law Recommendations for U.S. officials attending Warsaw NATO Summit 2016 Background Since the right-wing Law and Justice Party took office in Poland after the...
Timeline | April 22, 2016
Syria Timeline 2011–2016 2011  March: Inspired by demonstrations across the region, protestors begin demanding democratic reforms. Security forces retaliate by opening fire and...