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June 25, 2010
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Adam Serwer, in the American Prospect blog, highlighted Elisa Massimino's statement yesterday in his post "Human Rights First Hearts Petraeus," pointing out that it's not as unlikely as you would...
June 24, 2010
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Today is the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, a solemn day when we should also remember the need for an accounting for abuses.Senator Leahy released a statement today...
June 23, 2010
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By Ben Chapin,Intern, Crimes Against Humanity ProgramResponding to intense diplomatic pressure, the United Arab Emirates has reportedly shuttered 40 international and domestic firms in order to...
June 23, 2010
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Washington, DC Following President Barack Obama's announcement that Gen. David Petraeus has been named the new top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Human Rights First President and CEO Elisa Massimino...
June 22, 2010
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Reports from Cyprus indicate that authorities there are holding in port a ship suspected of carrying weapons to be used in Darfur, Sudan. The United Nations prohibits transfers of arms to...
June 22, 2010
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After a letter Human Rights First organized with a group of NGOs, a petition we set up asking the same demands, we now have an official response from the Department of Defense regarding the...
June 21, 2010
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Cross-posted at The Huffington Post After an initial delay, Faisal Shahzad, the failed Times Square car bomber, stood up today in a federal courthouse in downtown Manhattan and entered a plea of "...
June 21, 2010
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Khaled Saeed, a 28-year old man, refused to show Egyptian police his ID in a random raid on an Internet cafe in Alexandria. In response, the police dragged him out into the street and beat him to...
June 18, 2010
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By David Levine, Law and Security programThe Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan this morning heard remarkably consistent testimony from a range of industry, academic, and non-...
June 18, 2010
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Listen to Firstcast. This week, in the lead-up to World Refugee Day this Sunday, the theme is refugees.

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