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July 09, 2012
In Pakistan on July 4th, a vigilante mob of some 2000 people dragged a man out of his jail cell, beat him to death, and then set his body on fire. This gruesome episode is just the latest in which...
July 09, 2012
Washington, DC – In a further intensification of attacks on prominent human rights defenders, the Bahrain regime today sentenced Nabeel Rajab to three months in prison for criticizing the Prime...
July 09, 2012
Washington, DC – Human Rights First today welcomed Russia’s announcement that it will not enter into any new arms contracts with the Syrian government. The announcement from Vyacheslav Dzirkaln,...
July 06, 2012
Washington, DC – The Obama Administration will soon release a public snapshot of its findings from a six month review of the implementation of the December 2011 Presidential Memorandum on...
July 04, 2012
Washington, DC - The legal saga for 28 Bahraini medics continues as the court failed to deliver verdicts this morning as scheduled. "Justice delayed is justice denied even longer for these medics who...
July 03, 2012
Washington, DC – Tomorrow, July 4, another 28 Bahraini medics are expected to hear verdicts in their cases with decisions that could carry sentences of up to three years in jail.  The medics were...
July 02, 2012
Who, exactly, is “Egypt’s everywoman?” A June 28th New York Times profile suggests that she is Naglaa Ali Mahmoud, wife of newly elected Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi. Mahmoud’s history and path...
July 02, 2012
Washington, DC – Human Rights First today praised U.S. officials for their strong snd public response to China’s recent decision to censor the Bloomberg News and Businessweek websites.  China’s...
June 28, 2012
Washington, DC – Human Rights First welcomes the decision by Secretary of State Hilary Clinton and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to attend an emergency meeting on Syria this weekend. After...
June 28, 2012
New York, N.Y. —Chinese “barefoot” lawyer and activist Chen Guangcheng will receive the 2012 Human Rights Award from Human Rights First, one of the nation’s leading human rights advocacy...

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