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July 20, 2021
WASHINGTON – The State Department today confirmed that approximately 2,500 Afghans –  700 nationals who aided the U.S. war effort and their families – will be temporarily housed at a U.S. army...
July 19, 2021
NEW YORK – Today, the Biden administration transferred its first detainee, Abdul Latif Nasser, out of Guantanamo Bay to his home country of Morocco. Nasser had been held at the Guantanamo prison for...
July 15, 2021
WASHINGTON – Human Rights First today released a report documenting ongoing recruitment by ISIS in Egypt’s prison system; one of the report’s key recommendations is for the Biden administration to...
July 14, 2021
WASHINGTON – With reports that the Biden administration will commence “Operation Allies Refuge” later this month to evacuate Afghan allies as the U.S. completes its military withdrawal from...
July 08, 2021
To truly “stand with” our allies, action must accompany rhetoric WASHINGTON -- In today’s address on the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, President Biden offered much of the same vague rhetoric...
July 08, 2021
NEW YORK -- With reports that the Biden administration may extend the use of the Title 42 policy to illegally block and expel single adult asylum seekers from the U.S. asylum system, a report by...
July 02, 2021
WASHINGTON -- Human Rights First and Veterans for American Ideals strongly condemn the Biden administration’s decision to ask the Central Asian nations of Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan to...
June 28, 2021
WASHINGTON – Emirati human rights defender Alaa al-Siddiq was killed in a car crash in England on June 19.  Human Rights First issued this statement from President and CEO Mike Breen. "We mourn...
June 25, 2021
WASHINGTON -- Yesterday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced her intention to create a House select committee to probe the January 6th assault on the U.S. Capitol. Human Rights First is...
June 24, 2021
WASHINGTON – As the U.S. quickly approaches the formal withdrawal date from Afghanistan, today, Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA), Afghan allies who served with U.S. forces, and veterans of the conflicts in...

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