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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...
May 12, 2011
Bill would continue suspension of other counterterrorism tools Washington, D.C. — New legislation—approved by the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee early this morning—raises a number...
May 12, 2011
Senator McCain:  Torture Did Not Lead to bin Laden Torture “prohibited by American laws and values, and I oppose them”   Washington, D.C. — Human Rights First today praised Senator John McCain’...
May 12, 2011
Manama, Bahrain — Human Rights First is gravely concerned at today’s unfair trial in Bahrain of 21 suspects involved in recent protests calling for greater respect for human rights and democracy in...
May 11, 2011
Washington, D.C. — Legislation introduced today in the Senate to force the Obama administration to declare Guantánamo a permanent prison for terror suspects will inspire America’s enemies and...
May 11, 2011
New York, NY—Human Rights First is pleased to be the recipient of a grant from the Leon Levy Foundation to support a two-year fellowship and a pilot project to increase high quality pro bono legal...
May 11, 2011
Human Rights First is deeply concerned by serious incidents of sectarian violence in Egypt in recent weeks, most recently the violent clashes that erupted in the Imbaba district of Cairo during the...
May 10, 2011
WASHINGTON – More than 1700 prisoners currently detained by the United States in Afghanistan do not have the right to see evidence being used against them or the right to legal representation in...
May 05, 2011
“Torture Did Not Lead the U.S. to bin Laden, It Almost Certainly Prolonged the Hunt.” New York, NY — Nine leading interrogators and intelligence officials, who issued a joint statement today...
April 28, 2011
Washington DC – Human Rights First is gravely concerned at the death sentences imposed on four young men in Bahrain today after proceedings that fell short of international fair trial standards.  A...
April 27, 2011
Washington, DC – Today, Human Rights First expressed concern about reports that dozens of mosques and other religious property used by the Shia majority community in Bahrain are being destroyed by...

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