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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...
September 21, 2011
Washington, DC – Today, Representatives Forney “Pete” Stark (D-CA/13th), Jim Moran (D-VA/8th) and Zoe Lofgren (D-CA/16th) introduced the Restoring Protection to Victims of Persecution Act of 2011 (H....
September 21, 2011
New York City – Human Rights First today praised President Obama for focusing his speech before the United Nations General Assembly on the “extraordinary transformations” taking place in Middle East...
September 20, 2011
Washington, DC – Attorney General Eric Holder today said that the Obama Administration will press to close the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba between now and the 2012 Presidential...
September 20, 2011
Washington, DC – Today, a coalition of 8 leading human rights groups organized by Human Rights First released a letter to President Obama asking for clarification regarding the United States’ role in...
September 16, 2011
New York, NY—Human Rights First is pleased to announce that Gina Del Chiaro has joined its New York team to fill its newly created Leon Levy Fellowship. This two-year fellowship was made possible by...
September 13, 2011
Washington, DC – Today, during a Joint Senate and House Intelligence Committees hearing on threats against the United States since 9/11, CIA Director David Petraeus made clear his continued...
September 13, 2011
Washington, DC – Violent protests in Egypt during the night of September 9, including an attack on the Israeli Embassy in central Cairo, have prompted a troubling crackdown from Egypt’s interim...
September 09, 2011
Washington, D.C.—Today, Human Rights First issued the following statement marking the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001: “On this 10th anniversary of 9/11, we remember...
September 07, 2011
Washington, D.C. — Human Rights First is urging Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos to issue an immediate presidential pardon for wrongfully-convicted human rights defender Principe Gabriel...
September 06, 2011
Washington, D.C.—On the seventh anniversary of the assassination of prominent Indonesian human rights defender Munir Said Thalib, Human Rights First calls upon the Indonesian government to reopen an...

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