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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...
September 29, 2011
Washington, DC – Human Rights First welcomes the release of Colombian human rights defender Carmelo Agámez, who was freed after serving three years on baseless charges. The organization said that...
September 28, 2011
Washington, DC – Human Rights First today condemned the harsh prison sentences confirmed by Bahrain’s military court for 21 prominent dissidents. The group said the sentences expose the government’s...
September 27, 2011
CBS Drama is Honored for Human Rights Themes NEW YORK CITY – On the heels of an Emmy Award for best actress and its season premiere September 25th, CBS’ The Good Wife has been chosen by Human Rights...
September 26, 2011
Washington, DC – The United States should not try Ali Mussa Daqduq – a Lebanese man thought to be a commander of Hezbollah – before a military tribunal whether at Guantanamo or at a military facility...
September 23, 2011
Washington, DC –The United States Government must break its silence on Bahrain and condemn today’s ongoing violent attacks on peaceful protestors, said Human Rights First. According to the...
September 22, 2011
Washington, DC – Human Rights First today said American Ambassador to Syria, Robert Ford, is an example of how ambassadors should publicly stand for universal human rights. The group said his...
September 21, 2011
Washington, DC – Today, Representatives Forney “Pete” Stark (D-CA/13th), Jim Moran (D-VA/8th) and Zoe Lofgren (D-CA/16th) introduced the Restoring Protection to Victims of Persecution Act of 2011 (H....
September 21, 2011
New York City – Human Rights First today praised President Obama for focusing his speech before the United Nations General Assembly on the “extraordinary transformations” taking place in Middle East...
September 20, 2011
Washington, DC – Attorney General Eric Holder today said that the Obama Administration will press to close the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba between now and the 2012 Presidential...
September 20, 2011
Washington, DC – Today, a coalition of 8 leading human rights groups organized by Human Rights First released a letter to President Obama asking for clarification regarding the United States’ role in...

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