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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...
August 25, 2011
Washington, DC –   News reports previewing Vice President Richard Cheney’s memoir “In My Time,” due out next week, note that the former Bush Administration leader voices no regrets about...
August 22, 2011
Washington, DC – Human Rights First today criticized the Bahrain government’s sudden decision to bring back military courts to try pro-democracy activists. The group called the development as...
August 19, 2011
Washington, DC – Today, Human Rights First President and CEO Elisa Massimino issued the following statement celebrating the life of Lawyers Committee for International Human Rights (now Human Rights...
August 18, 2011
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First is urging Mayor James of Kansas City, Missouri, to request the return of the Kansas Medal of Freedom from Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa in light of his...
August 16, 2011
Washington, DC – As Vice President Joe Biden travels to China, Human Rights First is urging him to raise the nation’s troubling human rights abuses as part of the planned economic talks. The...
August 15, 2011
Washington, DC – Following reports that the Egyptian Military Prosecution has charged prominent activist and blogger Asmaa Mahfouz with allegedly defaming the country’s ruling generals and using...
August 11, 2011
Washington, DC – U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron  says his government is “working with the Police, the intelligence services and industry to look at whether it would be right to stop people...
August 10, 2011
Washington, DC – As riots rage on in the United Kingdom, law enforcement authorities are seeking to identify rioters through access to encrypted text messages sent over blackberry handsets. Some who...
August 09, 2011
Washington, DC – Human Rights First today said Monday’s 7th Circuit Court of Appeals decision to allow two U.S. citizens alleging torture to proceed with their civil suit against former Secretary of...
August 08, 2011
Washington, DC – According to news reports, London rioters may have used RIM’s Blackberry instant messaging service to coordinate their activities, taking advantage of the service’s encryption...

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