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December 08, 2006
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WASHINGTON - The American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights First today argued before a federal court that Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld should be held accountable for the torture and...
December 06, 2006
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New York, NY – Human Rights First welcomes the release of Cuban activist and independent librarian Héctor Palacios Ruíz on December 6, 2006. Palacios is 65 years old and his health has been...
December 01, 2006
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U.N. Review of Refugee Detention? This month marked the international celebrations of Human Rights Day and International Migrants Day. Here in the United States, when arriving asylum seekers are...
November 21, 2006
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Human Rights First welcomed the release November 20 of Cuban journalist Oscar Mario González Pérez, who had been held without trial since his arrest in July 2005. Last week, the New York-based...
November 16, 2006
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President Bush should ask the Indonesian president about his government's failure to convict anyone for the fatal poisoning of Munir Said Thalib two years ago, a leading human rights advocacy...
November 01, 2006
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Material Support Update: Call to Action Dear Friends and Colleagues, During this season of thanksgiving and hope, we urge you to take a moment to write to the White House to ask President Bush...
October 24, 2006
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Human Rights First condemns the Sudanese government’s expulsion of Jan Pronk, the Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations in Sudan. Mr. Pronk was given 72 hours to leave...
October 18, 2006
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New York – The October 7 murder of investigative journalist and human rights defender Anna Politkovskaya has been followed by new threats and accusations against leading human rights defenders and a...
October 17, 2006
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October 16, 2006
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NEW YORK – In advance of President Bush’s signing of the Military Commissions Act of 2006, Elisa Massimino, Washington Director of Human Rights First said, “Given this administration’s track record...

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