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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...
December 19, 2011
New York City – Human Rights First condemns the excessive violence used by Egyptian military and security forces to break up protests in and around Tahrir Square in central Cairo. At least 11...
December 19, 2011
New York City – Human Rights First applauds the United Nations General Assembly for its historic vote to unanimously adopt a text on combating religious intolerance that does not include the harmful...
December 16, 2011
Washington, DC – Yesterday, Bahrain security forces arrested several protestors at the Budaiya Highway, including prominent activist Zainab Al Khawaja. The arrests come less than a month after the...
December 15, 2011
Washington, DC – Today, Egyptian blogger Mikael Nabil was sentenced to two years imprisonment for “insulting the military establishment,” a development that Human Rights First is calling stark...
December 14, 2011
Washington, DC – Following news that President Obama will not veto defense authorization legislation that expands the military’s role in domestic counterterrorism by sidelining the FBI and local law...
December 14, 2011
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First is seeking nominations for the 2012 Roger N. Baldwin Medal of Liberty Award, an honor that recognizes an individual or organization’s commitment to international...
December 12, 2011
Washington, DC – A Human Rights First report issued today reveals that not much has change in the weeks since the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI) released its findings that the...
December 09, 2011
Washington, DC – Tomorrow, as the world pauses to recognize Human Rights Days and mark the 63rd anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Human Rights First President...
December 08, 2011
Washington, DC –In testimony on Capitol Hill, Human Rights First President and CEO Elisa Massimino today called on Congress to press companies to take a more assertive stand on internet freedom. She...
December 08, 2011
New York City –  Egyptian General Mukhtar al-Mulla, a member of the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), yesterday made comments to American and British journalists suggesting that the...

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