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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...
August 03, 2011
Washington, DC – As Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s trial began today in Cairo, Human Rights First’s Neil Hicks issued the following statement: “Hosni Mubarak’s trial is an important symbolic...
August 01, 2011
Washington, DC – Following this past weekend’s release of the Bahraini National Dialogue’s recommendations to King Hamadbin Isa al-Khalifa, Human Rights First’s Brian Dooley issued the following...
July 29, 2011
New York, NY – In response to news the United States has granted protection to Eman al-Obeidy, the Libyan woman who drew international attention earlier this year when she accused Libyan forces of...
July 28, 2011
Chester, Pa. – Human Rights First today urged Widener University President Dr. James T. Harris III to call on the United States and Bahraini governments to free an alumna who remains in captivity...
July 28, 2011
New York, NY – An Indonesian court today handed down sentences ranging from three to six months of imprisonment for 12 defendants convicted of charges - including public incitement, property...
July 21, 2011
Washington, DC—Human Rights First is concerned that the Egyptian government has reverted to the policy of the discredited Mubarak regime and stated its opposition to international election monitors....
July 19, 2011
Washington, D.C.—The U.S. government should immediately and publicly declare whether it still supports the Bahraini government's National Dialogue after the country's main opposition party, Al Wefaq...
July 15, 2011
Washington, DC—Today in Istanbul, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will attend a meeting with the head of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) representing 57 governments. Among...
July 14, 2011
Washington, D.C.--Despite an ongoing national dialogue between the government and some parts of civil society, Human Rights First documents in a report released today how the Bahraini government...
July 12, 2011
Washington, D.C.— In anticipation of Wednesday’s World Cup semifinals game, when the U.S. Women’s soccer team will take on France, Human Rights First calls on the members of the U.S. women’s world...

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