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September 14, 2017 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today called on senior officials in the State Department to take action in the cases of Zelim Bakaev and Evdokia Romanova, two Russian citizens targeted by...
September 14, 2017 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First’s Melissa Hooper today will urge members of Congress to maintain American support for democratic norms and institutions in response to Russian...
September 13, 2017 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today called on the Trump Administration to use the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act to levy targeted sanctions against individuals...
August 02, 2017 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today welcomed a new report from the Russian LGBT Network on the persecution of the LGBT community in Chechnya. The report provides a comprehensive overview of the...
August 02, 2017 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today applauded President Trump’s signing of bipartisan legislation codifying, strengthening, and expanding sanctions against Russia for...
June 30, 2017 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today urged President Trump to use his upcoming meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin to make clear that the United States condemns Russia’s defiance of...
June 27, 2017 Washington, D.C.--Human Rights First today applauded the bipartisan passage of House Resolution 351, which is a strong condemnation of the detention, torture, and murders of gay and bisexual men in...

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Factsheet | April 20, 2017
Get the Facts: Crackdown on Gay Men in Chechnya Share on Facebook     Take Action     Donate Gay and Bisexual Men in Chechnya Under Attack On April...
Report | April 12, 2017
Introduction There has already been much discussion in the Russia-watching world about the tools Russia uses to spread its influence, and it is quite an arsenal. They include a worldwide media...
Factsheet | April 10, 2017
The Current Situation On April 1, 2017, independent Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta reported that Chechen authorities detained more than one hundred gay men over the prior week “in connection with...
Letter | April 07, 2017
Download PDF Dear Secretary Tillerson: Your upcoming visit to the Russian Federation comes at a particularly consequential time for bilateral relations between the United States and Russia....

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