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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 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...
August 04, 2011
Washington, DC – President Obama today announced two important steps his administration will take to prevent mass atrocities: the creation of a standing interagency Atrocities Prevention Board and a...
August 03, 2011
Washington, DC – In the wake of news that the U.S. soldier who first reported civilian murders carried out by a group of American soldiers in Afghanistan has reached a plea agreement for his role in...
August 03, 2011
Washington, DC – As Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s trial began today in Cairo, Human Rights First’s Neil Hicks issued the following statement: “Hosni Mubarak’s trial is an important symbolic...
August 01, 2011
Washington, DC – Following this past weekend’s release of the Bahraini National Dialogue’s recommendations to King Hamadbin Isa al-Khalifa, Human Rights First’s Brian Dooley issued the following...
July 29, 2011
New York, NY – In response to news the United States has granted protection to Eman al-Obeidy, the Libyan woman who drew international attention earlier this year when she accused Libyan forces of...
July 28, 2011
Chester, Pa. – Human Rights First today urged Widener University President Dr. James T. Harris III to call on the United States and Bahraini governments to free an alumna who remains in captivity...

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