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June 26, 2014
Washington, D.C.  - Human Rights First today expressed concern over reports that the Egyptian government is preparing to adopt a new, repressive law governing the functioning of non-...
June 25, 2014
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today welcomed reports that Khalil Al Marzooq, a leader of the Al Wefaq opposition, has been acquitted by a Bahraini court and urges the Bahrain government to...
June 19, 2014
Washington, D.C.  - Human Rights First said today that the response by the White House to Uganda’s discriminatory Anti-Homosexuality Act, which was enacted in April of this year, is an...
June 17, 2014
Washington, DC -  Human Rights First today said that the dismissal of a prominent human rights activist in Russia from his position at Northern Federal University is an alarming indicator...
June 04, 2014
New York City  - Human Rights First submitted an amicus brief before the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia circuit yesterday urging the Court to increase its capacity to provide...
June 04, 2014
Washington, DC – On the 25th Anniversary of the Chinese government’s mass killings of protestors gathered at Tiananmen Square and elsewhere in the country, Human Rights First praised the brave...
May 22, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today welcomed reports that Bahrain Center for Human Rights President Nabeel Rajab is scheduled to be released from prison on Saturday, May 24, upon completion...

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April 4, 2014

On May 7, 2014, Human Rights First hosts the NY premiere of the film WE ARE THE GIANT, a movie profiling the plights of seven activists involved in the various national uprisings of the Arab Spring.

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Letter | September 26, 2014
Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Ron Wyden (D-OR) urged the Bahraini government to drop the travel ban and...
Testimony | July 10, 2014
Testimony of Elisa Massimino for the hearing on "Human Rights Vetting:  Nigeria and Beyond" before the  the United States House of Representatives Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human...
Opinions | June 05, 2014
By Brian Dooley Boycott is an Irish word. At least its origins are in Ireland, from 1880 when tenant farmers in County Mayo withheld rent from land agent Captain Boycott. They refused to...
Opinions | May 28, 2014
By Brian Dooley Bahrain, says The Hill blog piece posted by Rob Sobhani on Friday, May 23, is a "reliable friend of America," and a "loyal ally." But the reality is that Bahrain can be...

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