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May 03, 2018
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By Molly McCullen  Today—on World Press Freedom Day—award-winning Mexican journalist Emilio Gutierrez Soto's awaits his fate in a detention facility in El Paso. Nearly nine years after...
April 27, 2018
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The Periodic Review Board (PRB) convened on Tuesday to assess the status of Uthman Abd al-Rahim Muhammad Uthman, a 37-year-old Yemeni detained at Guantanamo since January 2002. This PRB...
April 24, 2018
Gina Haspel’s confirmation hearing to become the next Director of the CIA is just two weeks away. Her nomination—since it was announced in February—has drawn concern from Democrats and Republicans...
April 19, 2018
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By Mazarine Lestienne On January 29, 2018, an eight-year-old schoolboy wearing a kippah and a prayer shawl was attacked by two teenagers in Sarcelles (Val-d'Oise, France). The teens kicked...
April 18, 2018
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Colombian human rights NGO Dejusticia released a superb book this week, presenting ideas for how activists can respond to the rise of authoritarian regimes. Rising to the Populist Challenge: A New...
April 12, 2018
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On March 23, 2018—one week before Passover and three weeks before Yom HaShoah—Mireille Knoll, an 85-year-old French Holocaust survivor, was brutally stabbed to death and left to burn in her home in...
April 12, 2018
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Over the last week, we once again witnessed President Trump’s harmful attempts to manufacture a crisis at the southern border when he directed the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland...
March 27, 2018
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Susan Corke and Zahava Moerdler Antisemitic incidents are increasing at home and abroad. In response, Human Rights First and our partners in the Jewish community are working with members of...
March 23, 2018
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The negative global impact of the Trump Administration’s disturbing affinity with authoritarianism can be seen in the lack of integrity and fairness in the forthcoming presidential election in...
March 21, 2018
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By Lara Mnaymneh Jose is from Tegucigalpa, Honduras, where he lived with his wife and three children. Life was seemingly normal until la Mara Salvatrucha, one of the most violent gangs in Central...



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