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Featured Press Release | September 06, 2018
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today announced that its board of directors has chosen Michael Breen as the organization’s next president and chief executive officer. Breen, who...
November 15, 2019
WASHINGTON – The continuing prosecution of Scott Warren in Arizona in a new trial is a classic case of judicial harassment against a human rights defender, said Human Rights First today. Warren's...
November 15, 2019
In response to President Trump’s announcement that he would pardon three service members accused or convicted of war crimes, General Charles C. Krulak, former commandant of the Marine Corps and...
November 13, 2019
WASHINGTON – Human Rights First’s senior director for refugee protection, Eleanor Acer, made the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s new proposed rule, out today, which...
November 12, 2019
WASHINGTON – Melissa Hooper, Director of Foreign Policy Advocacy at Human Rights First, will testify before the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, Energy and the...
October 25, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, October 25, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT Meredith MacKenzie, [email protected], (202) 412-4270 Human Rights First Statement on Day of Action Against Anti-Semitism...
October 13, 2019
According to local sources, men in civilian clothes abducted Egyptian Human Rights Defender Esraa Abdel Fattah from her car in Cairo on the night of October 12. The U.S. government should publicly...
September 30, 2019
New York City—Human Rights First today called for the Hong Kong authorities to respect the rights to peaceful association, assembly, and expression ahead of major protests anticipated tomorrow....
September 30, 2019
New York City— One year ago Wednesday, Saudi Arabian officials lured Saudi dissident, Virginia resident, and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi out of the United States,...
September 24, 2019
New York City—In response to President Donald Trump’s speech at the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Human Rights First’s Senior Vice President for Policy Rob Berschinski...
September 20, 2019
New York City—In response to reports that the United States and El Salvador entering into a “safe third country” or similar “asylum cooperation” agreement in the coming days...

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