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June 03, 2021
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Abduljalil Al Singace is one of the Bahraini activists tortured in 2011 and given a life sentence in prison for his peaceful dissent against the kingdom's dictatorship.  Human Rights First has...
May 26, 2021
Communications Strategist
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Last week, Human Rights First received a response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that made one thing clear: blocking refugees...
May 24, 2021
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Karina* and her three-year-old daughter fled Honduras after the gang member who had raped her threatened to traffic her daughter. As they walked out of a shop in Tijuana last year, a...
May 17, 2021
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News last week that a Belfast coroner had officially declared "entirely innocent" ten local people shot dead in 1971 was a vindication of the campaign run by the victims’ families and their lawyers...
May 13, 2021
Legal Fellow, Refugee Protection
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When Fernando* and his family arrived in Texas after a harrowing journey from El Salvador, they cried with relief. They’d left home when gang members had threatened them after a...
May 12, 2021
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by Sarah Allis and Joy Hammer   The U.S. government uses its Global Magnitsky targeted sanctions program in a primarily confrontational manner, i.e., to condemn and check abuses in...
May 07, 2021
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It looks like Steven Bondy is to be the next U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain. President Joe Biden has nominated him for the post, and assuming he passes the Senate confirmation hearings, he’ll take up...
May 03, 2021
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The sentencing of a political dissident in Saudi Arabia has presented a major test for a U.S. administration promising to put “human rights at the center of foreign policy.” 37-year-old...
April 28, 2021
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When Hoda Ahmed heard her son Abdelrahman Elshwekh had been severely tortured in Egypt’s Minya prison she went on social media and asked for help. On Monday night, security officers raided her...
April 23, 2021
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It's good to see the White House voicing support for human rights defenders in Egypt, and good to see that Secretary of State Tony Blinken had an online discussion with Egyptian human rights defender...

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