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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...
September 06, 2011
Washington, D.C.—On the seventh anniversary of the assassination of prominent Indonesian human rights defender Munir Said Thalib, Human Rights First calls upon the Indonesian government to reopen an...
August 31, 2011
Washington, D.C. – On a press conference call today, national civil rights, human rights, civil liberties, Muslim, Jewish, and South Asian groups introduced their statement of shared principles and...
August 31, 2011
Washington, D.C—The attacks and detention of human rights activists in Cuba—including members of the Damas de Blanco (Ladies in White), a group of human rights defenders honored by Human Right First...
August 31, 2011
As Nisoor Square Anniversary Approaches, CEJA Legislation Lingers in Congress Washington, D.C.—Today, as the Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan released its final findings on U...
August 30, 2011
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First’s President & CEO Elisa Massimino released the following statement today in response to news reports that Wikileaks has recently published nearly 134,000...
August 28, 2011
Washington, DC -- Today’s trial of doctors and other medics in Bahrain’s military court exposes that the country’s judicial process is a farce, Human Rights First said. The authorities reintroduced...
August 25, 2011
Washington, DC –   News reports previewing Vice President Richard Cheney’s memoir “In My Time,” due out next week, note that the former Bush Administration leader voices no regrets about...
August 22, 2011
Washington, DC – Human Rights First today criticized the Bahrain government’s sudden decision to bring back military courts to try pro-democracy activists. The group called the development as...
August 19, 2011
Washington, DC – Today, Human Rights First President and CEO Elisa Massimino issued the following statement celebrating the life of Lawyers Committee for International Human Rights (now Human Rights...
August 18, 2011
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First is urging Mayor James of Kansas City, Missouri, to request the return of the Kansas Medal of Freedom from Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa in light of his...

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