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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 21, 2011
Washington, DC –Human Rights First is urging United Nations member states to combat violence and discrimination fueled by religious intolerance by passing a resolution that addresses this problem...
October 21, 2011
Washington, DC – Human Rights First today welcomed the defeat of Senator Kelly Ayotte’s (R-NH) appropriations bill amendment that would have undermined national security and the rule of law.  The...
October 20, 2011
Washington, DC – Human Rights First today praised a U.S. inquiry into China’s “national firewall” and said that it’s a welcome step in U.S. and international efforts to combat China’s sweeping...
October 19, 2011
Washington, DC -- Today, in response to an amendment introduced by Senator Ayotte to bar federal court counterterrorism prosecutions for terror suspects designated as "enemy combatants," Human Rights...
October 19, 2011
Washington, DC – Human Rights First today praised the United States government's decision to hold off on the sale of $53 million in arms to Bahrain because of the country’s recent record of torture...
October 18, 2011
Washington, DC – Human Rights First today noted that the Egyptian Information Minister’s recent promise to investigate state television news coverage of the violent Maspero clashes between Egypt’s...
October 18, 2011
Washington, DC – Human Rights First welcomed Pentagon General Counsel Jeh Johnson's statements in opposition to troubling provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and urges...
October 18, 2011
Washington, DC – Human Rights First is concerned for the safety of Bahraini teacher Jaleela Al Salman, who was rearrested in a night raid conducted early this morning. She is Vice President of the...
October 17, 2011
Washington, DC – Human Rights First today praised the courageous leadership of Laura Pollán, founder of Cuba’s Ladies in White, or las Damas de Blanco, who passed away on October 14.  Pollán founded...
October 17, 2011
Washington, DC -- Human Rights First today praised the work of Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera, who was selected to receive the 2011 Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders. The 20th recipient of...

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