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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 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...
January 09, 2012
Washington, DC – Today in Bahrain, 20 medics again appeared in court facing baseless charges and their appeal was delayed again until March 19. In September, a military court sentenced the medics to...
January 09, 2012
Washington, DC – Twenty-five of the nation’s most respected retired generals and admirals, most of whom stood with the President in the Oval Office as he signed an Executive Order to shutter the U.S...
January 06, 2012
Washington, DC – Following reports that Nabeel Rajab of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights was been severely beaten a few hours ago by security forces and is presently being detained in Manama’s...
January 03, 2012
Washington, DC – Human rights defenders, medics, students and others targeted by the Bahraini government in its crackdown on pro-democracy efforts continue to face detention and harassment despite...

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