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May 17, 2011
Washington, D.C. — In anticipation of Thursday’s speech on U.S. policy in the Middle East, Elisa Massimino, President and CEO of Human Rights First, addressed a letter to President Obama urging him...
May 17, 2011
Washington, D.C. — Following a fact-finding mission to Bahrain earlier this week, Human Rights First is calling on President Obama to stand up for human rights defenders in Bahrain. In his Middle...
May 13, 2011
Washington, D.C. — Under Secretary William Burns and Assistant Secretary Jeffrey Feltman declined the opportunity to testify today before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission on rights abuses in...
May 13, 2011
Washington, D.C. — Human Rights First welcomes the news that the current convocation of the Ugandan Parliament today adjourned without adopting the Anti-Homosexuality Bill. Ugandan human rights...
May 13, 2011
Washington, D.C. — Representatives of human rights groups sent a letter today to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton strongly urging the United States to support efforts at the United Nations Human...
May 12, 2011
Bill would continue suspension of other counterterrorism tools Washington, D.C. — New legislation—approved by the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee early this morning—raises a number...
May 12, 2011
Senator McCain:  Torture Did Not Lead to bin Laden Torture “prohibited by American laws and values, and I oppose them”   Washington, D.C. — Human Rights First today praised Senator John McCain’...
May 12, 2011
Manama, Bahrain — Human Rights First is gravely concerned at today’s unfair trial in Bahrain of 21 suspects involved in recent protests calling for greater respect for human rights and democracy in...
May 11, 2011
Washington, D.C. — Legislation introduced today in the Senate to force the Obama administration to declare Guantánamo a permanent prison for terror suspects will inspire America’s enemies and...
May 11, 2011
New York, NY—Human Rights First is pleased to be the recipient of a grant from the Leon Levy Foundation to support a two-year fellowship and a pilot project to increase high quality pro bono legal...

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