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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...
July 01, 2011
Washington, D.C.— Human Rights First applauds President Obama’s nomination of an ambassador to Bahrain.  This has been a critical request from the Bahraini human rights community since the absence of...
June 30, 2011
Washington, D.C.—Secretary Clinton’s speech at last year’s Communities of Democracy ministerial in Krakow was a compelling call to arms for the promotion of civil society worldwide.  This Thursday at...
June 30, 2011
Washington, D.C.—Attorney General Holder’s decision to open a full criminal investigation into the death of two individuals in U.S. custody is a step in the right direction.  The investigation should...
June 29, 2011
Washington, D.C.— The Bahraini military court’s decision to postpone the appeals of 21 dissidents to overturn the sentences handed down to them last week undermines prospects for a successful...
June 23, 2011
Washington, D.C.— Today, the Senate made significant strides in closing a pernicious accountability gap for private contractors who commit serious crimes while deployed abroad.  The Senate Judiciary...
June 22, 2011
Washington, D.C.— In tonight’s speech on troop drawdown in Afghanistan, President Obama is expected to outline a comprehensive strategy and timetable for U.S. withdraw from the country. Tomorrow,...
June 22, 2011
Washington, D.C.—The Senate will vote on Thursday to confirm Secretary Gary Locke as the new U.S. ambassador to China. Once confirmed, Ambassador Locke will assume one of the most difficult...
June 22, 2011
Washington, D.C. —  Tomorrow, the House Judiciary Committee, chaired by Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX/21), will mark up the “Keep Our Communities Safe Act of 2011” (H.R. 1932), a bill he...
June 22, 2011
Washington, D.C.—Today, verdicts of 21 defendants were pronounced in Bahrain’s large political show trial. The verdicts expose the travesty of Bahrain’s military courts, and make the prospects of...
June 21, 2011
New York, N.Y.—Human Rights First has selected a Pakistani journalist and an Egyptian human rights activist and blogger to receive the organization’s 2011 human rights awards. The group will honor...

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