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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...
June 14, 2011
Washington, D.C.—Today, Senator Mitch McConnell (KY), the top-ranking republican in the U.S. Senate, argued that two Iraqis facing terrorism-related charges in Kentucky should be transferred to the...
June 08, 2011
Washington, D.C. — Today, Human Rights First addressed a letter to Formula 1 president and CEO, Bernie Ecclestone, urging the organization to rethink its decision to allow Bahrain to host a Grand...
June 07, 2011
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First is deeply concerned by reports that Syrian security forces are advancing on the town of Jisr al-Shugour, in northern Syria.  It is feared that the Syrian armed...
June 06, 2011
Washington, D.C.—Today, Congress takes a significant step in closing an alarming accountability gap over civilian contractors who commit serious crimes abroad, a concern long raised by Human Rights...
June 06, 2011
Washington, D.C.—Secretary Hillary Clinton and other U.S. officials meeting Bahrain Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa in the U.S. this week must publicly press the issue of human...
June 03, 2011
Washington, D.C.—Today’s decision by the Formula 1 authorities to stage a Grand Prix  race in Bahrain in October damages the push for human rights in the country, said Human Rights First. “Giving...
June 02, 2011
Washington, D.C.—A decision from the Formula 1 authorities on whether Bahrain will be allowed to host a Grand Prix event later in 2011 is expected on Friday, June 3. Following recent reports that...
June 01, 2011
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First welcomes the nominations of national security leaders who firmly oppose torture.  Two of the most recent nominations follow an intense effort by some who...
June 01, 2011
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First is gravely concerned at reports that peaceful protestors in several locations across Bahrain have been attacked today by security forces using teargas, buckshot...
June 01, 2011
Washington, D.C. —On Wednesday, June 1st, the National Immigration Forum will host a press conference on controversial immigration enforcement the House Judiciary Committee is expected to consider...

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