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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 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...
October 11, 2011
New York City – Today, as the federal trial of alleged “underwear bomber” Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab begins in Detroit, Human Rights First’s Daphne Eviatar issued the following statement: “The trial...
October 07, 2011
 Washington, DC – Human Rights First commends the leadership shown by Representative Jim McGovern (D-Massachusetts) and Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) as they fight to halt the proposed arms sale to...
October 06, 2011
Washington, DC – Responding to Senator John McCain’s defense of troubling detainee provisions contained within the Senate version of the defense spending bill, Human Rights First’s Raha Wala today...
October 06, 2011
Washington, DC – Today, ahead of tomorrow’s 10-year anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, Human Rights First is calling on the Obama Administration to finally begin to provide due process...
October 06, 2011
Washington, DC – A report issued today by Human Rights First reveals that despite a 2009 commitment made two years ago today to overhaul the immigration detention system, the United States continues...
October 05, 2011
Washington, DC – Human Rights First is praising Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s leadership to refuse to bring the National Defense Authorization Act for the Fiscal Year of 2012 to the Senate...
October 04, 2011
Washington, DC – A coalition of nine human rights organizations led by Human Rights First released a letter to Secretary Clinton today urging the U.S. government to leverage its influence to protect...

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