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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 16, 2011
New York, NY—Human Rights First is pleased to announce that Gina Del Chiaro has joined its New York team to fill its newly created Leon Levy Fellowship. This two-year fellowship was made possible by...
September 13, 2011
Washington, DC – Today, during a Joint Senate and House Intelligence Committees hearing on threats against the United States since 9/11, CIA Director David Petraeus made clear his continued...
September 13, 2011
Washington, DC – Violent protests in Egypt during the night of September 9, including an attack on the Israeli Embassy in central Cairo, have prompted a troubling crackdown from Egypt’s interim...
September 09, 2011
Washington, D.C.—Today, Human Rights First issued the following statement marking the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001: “On this 10th anniversary of 9/11, we remember...
September 07, 2011
Washington, D.C. — Human Rights First is urging Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos to issue an immediate presidential pardon for wrongfully-convicted human rights defender Principe Gabriel...
September 06, 2011
Washington, D.C.—On the seventh anniversary of the assassination of prominent Indonesian human rights defender Munir Said Thalib, Human Rights First calls upon the Indonesian government to reopen an...
August 31, 2011
Washington, D.C. – On a press conference call today, national civil rights, human rights, civil liberties, Muslim, Jewish, and South Asian groups introduced their statement of shared principles and...
August 31, 2011
Washington, D.C—The attacks and detention of human rights activists in Cuba—including members of the Damas de Blanco (Ladies in White), a group of human rights defenders honored by Human Right First...
August 31, 2011
As Nisoor Square Anniversary Approaches, CEJA Legislation Lingers in Congress Washington, D.C.—Today, as the Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan released its final findings on U...
August 30, 2011
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First’s President & CEO Elisa Massimino released the following statement today in response to news reports that Wikileaks has recently published nearly 134,000...

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