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May 09, 2014
Washington, D.C.  – Human Rights First today applauds the city authorities of Khabarovsk, Russia for approving a human rights lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT)...
May 09, 2014
Washington D.C. –  In preparation for the International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship which begins today in Belarus, Human Rights First along with a coalition of human rights groups...
April 28, 2014
Washington D.C.  – Human Rights First today urged the Obama Administration to promote human rights during meetings this week with Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy. Fahmy’s diplomatic...
April 23, 2014
Washington, D.C.  – Human Rights First along with the other members of the Martin Ennals Award jury today announced Cao Shunli, Adilur Rahman Khan, and Alejandra Ancheita as the three finalists...
March 03, 2014
Washington D.C. – Human Rights First today expressed concern over Bahrain government reports that three policemen have been killed in explosions today.  The ongoing occurrence of...
February 27, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First welcome’s today’s release of the 2013 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices.  The organization notes that these reports are a continuing demonstration...
February 12, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today urged the U.S. government to use the third anniversary of the Bahraini uprising to publicly push for the release of political prisoners.  “...

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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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