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July 26, 2013
By Brad Powell Devices from U.S. technology company Blue Coat Systems have again been identified by Citizen Lab in sanctioned countries, including Syria, Iran, and Sudan. As the report details,...
July 23, 2013
Washington, DC – Human Rights First today said the United States must stop doing business with Russian arms dealer Rosoboronexport and it released a blueprint detailing steps Congress and the...
July 11, 2013
By Sadia Hameed The Pentagon is giving Syria’s top arms supplier $553 million. Why? To buy thirty Mi-17 helicopters for Afghan forces who can neither fly nor maintain them. I didn’t think this...
July 11, 2013
News broke recently that the Pentagon is buying $553 million worth of Mi-17 helicopters from the Russian state arms dealer Rosoboronexport. Rosoboronrexport happens to be Syria’s top...
June 28, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today denounced news that the Pentagon is spending millions of taxpayer dollars to purchase helicopters from a congressionally-barred Russian arms dealer...
June 17, 2013
Washington D.C.- Today on the sidelines of the G8 Summit, President Obama met with Russian President Putin to discuss the conflict in Syria. Human Rights First notes that the U.S government has...
June 14, 2013
Washington D.C.- Today thanks to the leadership of Representatives Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Kay Granger (R-TX) the House of Representatives unanimously voted to pass an amendment to the FY2014...

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Transcription | February 10, 2015
Elisa Massimino Keynote Address American Bar Association Mid-Year Meeting Center for Human Rights Annual Luncheon Houston, Texas February 9, 2015. Thank you so much for that kind introduction...
Letter | September 23, 2014
Dear Mr. President, As you prepare to make your annual address to the General Assembly of the United Nations, we write to urge you to include the following points in your remarks in connection...
Factsheet | July 10, 2014
Question: Is separate congressional authorization needed for United States military action against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Iraq and Syria? Answer: Yes. As neither the...
Opinions | April 02, 2014
By Eleanor Acer, Refugee Protection When I met with Syrian refugees in Jordan and Turkey a few months ago, many were already struggling with the realization that they would not be able...