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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...
January 26, 2012
Washington, DC –The group of 20 Bahraini medics convicted by the dictatorship's military court in September have had their next appeal hearing date suddenly moved-up to Monday, Jan. 30.  This hearing...
January 24, 2012
Washington, DC -- Tonight, following President Obama's State of the Union address, Human Rights First issued the following statement: "The administration must make good on the President's pledge to...
January 24, 2012
Washington, DC – Human Rights First welcomes the news that the Obama administration is considering transferring all non-Afghan national detainees out of the U.S.-run detention facility at the Bagram...
January 23, 2012
Washington, DC – Human Rights First today welcomed the news that Egyptian activist and blogger Maikel Nabil Sanad will be released from prison.  Nabil, who was sentenced to three years in prison...
January 23, 2012
Washington, DC –Human Rights First is urging President Obama to use his State of the Union address to articulate what the United States will do this year to seize the unprecedented opportunities for...
January 20, 2012
Washington, DC – Fifteen of the nation’s most respected retired admirals and generals today urged President Obama to transfer Guantanamo detainees who have been cleared for release to their home or...
January 20, 2012
Washington, DC – The Temporary Steering Committee (TSC) of the International Code of Conduct (ICoC) for Private Security Providers, of which Human Rights First is a part, this week issued a draft...
January 13, 2012
Washington, DC – Bahrain has denied Human Rights First’s Brian Dooley’s request to visit the kingdom next week, a step Dooley notes sends a “terrible signal” to those closely following the Bahraini...
January 13, 2012
Washington, DC – A Turkish Foreign Ministry official claimed Thursday that a Russian ship thought to be carrying ammunition has reached Syria by way of Cyprus, violating the European Union arms...
January 10, 2012
Washington, DC – Tomorrow marks 10 years since the first detainees arrived at the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. Ahead of that anniversary, Human Rights First President and CEO Elisa...

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