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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 18, 2011
Washington, DC – Human Rights First welcomed Pentagon General Counsel Jeh Johnson's statements in opposition to troubling provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and urges...
October 18, 2011
Washington, DC – Human Rights First is concerned for the safety of Bahraini teacher Jaleela Al Salman, who was rearrested in a night raid conducted early this morning. She is Vice President of the...
October 17, 2011
Washington, DC – Human Rights First today praised the courageous leadership of Laura Pollán, founder of Cuba’s Ladies in White, or las Damas de Blanco, who passed away on October 14.  Pollán founded...
October 17, 2011
Washington, DC -- Human Rights First today praised the work of Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera, who was selected to receive the 2011 Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders. The 20th recipient of...
October 13, 2011
Washington, DC – Human Rights First commends the leadership shown by Senator Benjamin Cardin (D-Maryland), Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr. (D-Pennsylvania), Senator Richard Durbin (D-Illinois), Senator...
October 12, 2011
Washington, DC – Today, following Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab’s reported decision to plead guilty in U.S. federal court to terrorism charges, Human Rights First’s Daphne Eviatar issued the following...
October 11, 2011
Washington, DC – Human Rights First today condemned British Prime Minister David Cameron’s decision not to order a full, independent inquiry into the 1989 murder of Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane....
October 11, 2011
New York City – Human Rights First notes that the United Nations report released today documenting the systematic use of torture by the Afghan intelligence service and the Afghan National Police...
October 11, 2011
Washington, DC – Human Rights First today voiced serious concerns about the health of imprisoned Egyptian blogger Maikel Nabil, who has been on hunger strike since August 23. A military appeal court...
October 11, 2011
Washington, DC – Twenty-three of the nation’s most respected retired military leaders are praising  Senator Harry Reid’s leadership in opposition to a defense bill that would allow for indefinite...

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