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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...
October 26, 2011
New York City – Today, NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams will host Human Rights First’s star-studded Human Rights Awards dinner, honoring renowned Egyptian activist Basem Fathy and Pakistani...
October 24, 2011
Washington, DC – Human Rights First urges the U.S. Department of State to continue to show solidarity with Syrian human rights defenders and members of the opposition even as its top diplomat and...
October 24, 2011
Washington, DC – Human Rights First welcomes today’s letter by members of the Senate Intelligence and Judiciary committees expressing opposition to controversial detainee provisions in the National...
October 21, 2011
Washington, DC – Today, in response to the Obama Administration’s announcement that U.S. troops will leave Iraq by the end of this year, Human Rights First’s Melina Milazzo issued the following...
October 21, 2011
Washington, DC –Human Rights First is urging United Nations member states to combat violence and discrimination fueled by religious intolerance by passing a resolution that addresses this problem...
October 21, 2011
Washington, DC – Human Rights First today welcomed the defeat of Senator Kelly Ayotte’s (R-NH) appropriations bill amendment that would have undermined national security and the rule of law.  The...
October 20, 2011
Washington, DC – Human Rights First today praised a U.S. inquiry into China’s “national firewall” and said that it’s a welcome step in U.S. and international efforts to combat China’s sweeping...
October 19, 2011
Washington, DC -- Today, in response to an amendment introduced by Senator Ayotte to bar federal court counterterrorism prosecutions for terror suspects designated as "enemy combatants," Human Rights...
October 19, 2011
Washington, DC – Human Rights First today praised the United States government's decision to hold off on the sale of $53 million in arms to Bahrain because of the country’s recent record of torture...
October 18, 2011
Washington, DC – Human Rights First today noted that the Egyptian Information Minister’s recent promise to investigate state television news coverage of the violent Maspero clashes between Egypt’s...

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