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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...
February 16, 2012
Washington, DC – Following today’s United Nations General Assembly Vote condemning rights violations in Syria and supporting calls for President Assad to step down, Human Rights First’s Sadia Hameed...
February 16, 2012
Washington, DC – Today, in a Detroit federal courtroom, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was sentenced to life in prison for the attempted murder of 289 passengers on Northwest Airline Flight 253. The...
February 15, 2012
Washington, DC – Human Rights First is urging Vice President Joseph Biden to raise attacks on religious freedom in China during the U.S. visit of Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping to the United...
February 15, 2012
New York City – Human Rights First today voiced support for a bi-partisan Senate resolution introduced today by Senator John Kerry with Senators  Inhofe, Boxer, and Durbin (S Res 372), a measure that...
February 14, 2012
Washington, DC – Human Rights First’s Neil Hicks today called Senator Rand Paul’s effort to hold up Senate business until an amendment to suspend U.S. military and economic assistance to Egypt is...
February 14, 2012
Washington, DC – Ahead of today’s Congressional-Executive Commission on China hearing on Chinese human rights defender Gao Zhisheng, Human Rights First submitted a statement to Commission members...
February 14, 2012
Washington, DC – Today marks one year since Bahraini protestors took to the streets to demand free and fair elections. The Feb. 14, 2011 protests were met with a brutal crackdown by the Bahraini...
February 13, 2012
New York City – In statements made public today, Egyptian Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Fayza Aboul Naga is revealed to have told investigators last October that U.S. support for...
February 10, 2012
Washington, DC – In the year since former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was ousted from power on Feb. 11, 2011, Egypt’s transition to a democracy is slowly progressing against a backdrop that...
February 09, 2012
New York City – On Tuesday, February 14, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will open a new “model” detention facility in Karnes County, Texas.  This facility, built and operated by Geo...

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