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May 23, 2013
New York City – Human Rights First condemns the sentencing of Turkish-Armenian author Sevan Nisanyan to thirteen months in prison for “insulting the religious beliefs held by a section of...
May 08, 2013
New York City – A new Human Rights First report released today details steps the United States and Tunisian governments should take to protect freedom of expression to support Tunisia’...
May 07, 2013
NEW YORK – Human Rights First condemns this weekend’s violent protests in Bangladesh between police and Islamic hardliners in which dozens of people were killed, including law-enforcement...
April 08, 2013
New York City - Human Rights First today called on Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi to immediately establish a public inquiry into incidents of sectarian violence that have occurred in recent...
April 02, 2013
Washington, D.C. – The persecution of Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef – who is currently out on bail after an investigation began into his alleged “threatening public security,” insulting...
March 22, 2013
New York City – Human Rights First today welcomes a new text on combating religious intolerance that diplomats at the U.N. Human Rights Council adopted today. During this week’s negotiations,...
March 06, 2013
Washington, DC – On the heels of a Southern Poverty Law Center report detailing record high levels of hate groups, Human Rights First draws attention to the need for further steps by the...

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Testimony | September 18, 2014
Testimony of Tad Stahnke before the house committee on oversight and government reform subcommittee on national security: "Meeting Current International Religious Freedom and National Security...
Report | May 20, 2014
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 | March 11, 2014
An open letter from Human Rights First President and CEO Elisa Massimino calling upon President Barack Obama to urge the government of Saudi Arabia to cooperate with the United States in actions...
Opinions | January 09, 2014
By Tad Stanke, Human Rights First Since the removal of President Morsi from office in July, Egypt’s vulnerable Christian minority has been caught in the middle of a highly destructive zero-sum...