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September 18, 2014 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First’s Tad Stahnke will testify before Congress today and detail recommendations for the U.S. government to advance U.S. policy on international religious freedom in...
July 31, 2014 Washington DC – Human Rights First today welcomed news reports that Mariam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag, a Sudanese woman who was given a death sentence in Sudan on charges of apostasy for marrying a...
July 30, 2014 Washington, D.C. –  Human Rights First today said that following the nomination of Rabbi David Saperstein for Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, the Obama...
July 25, 2014 By Maddy Tennis Meriam Yahya Ibrahim, a Christian woman sentenced to death by the Sudanese court for apostasy, traveled to Rome on Wednesday with her husband, Daniel Wani, and their two young...
June 27, 2014 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First urges U.S. diplomats to continue to press the Sudanese government to allow Mariam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag to leave the country. Ibrahim, who was recently released...
June 23, 2014 Washington DC – Human Rights First today welcomed the release of Mariam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag, a Sudanese woman who had been given a death sentence in Sudan on charges of apostasy for marrying a...
June 23, 2014 Top News CRISIS IN IRAQ Secretary of State John Kerry is in Iraq to meet with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, Iraq’s foreign minister, as well as the country’s Shiite and Sunni leaders. Kerry is...

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October 10, 2016

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Ameena Saeed Hasan and Khaleel Aldakhi

Recipients of the 2016 Human Rights First Award

Ms. Hasan and Mr. Aldakhi work courageously in northern Iraq to free Yazidi women and girls from Da’esh captivity and to provide support to survivors of enslavement and abuse.

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Report | February 06, 2017
Germany is at a tipping point as it heads into important national elections in 2017. Hate crimes, particularly those associated with xenophobia, have increased drastically—from 5,858 cases in 2014 to...
Issue Brief | November 17, 2016
Download In October 2016 Human Rights First visited the Essex County Correctional Facility, Hudson County Correctional Facility, and Elizabeth Detention Center, the three principal facilities used...
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...