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May 01, 2012
Washington, DC – President Obama arrived in Kabul today to sign a strategic partnership agreement with Afghanistan that will outline the two countries’ relationship after U.S. troops withdraw.  In...
April 30, 2012
Washington, DC –News of the escape of Chinese human rights lawyer, Chen Guangcheng, from prolonged house arrest raises crucial issues for U.S. foreign policy, said Human Rights First today. “...
April 30, 2012
Washington, DC - In response to last night’s 60 minutes segment on Jose Rodriguez, former head of the CIA’s Clandestine Services, Human Rights First issues the following statement: Jose Rodriguez...
April 30, 2012
Washington, DC - In response to remarks delivered by John Brennan, the President’s chief counterterrorism adviser, Human Rights First’s Raha Wala issued the following statement: “As some continue to...
April 27, 2012
President Obama commemorated Genocide Prevention Month on Monday with a renewed commitment to marshal the full range of U.S. power to prevent mass atrocities. In his speech at the U.S. Holocaust...
April 27, 2012
Yesterday an international tribunal announced a guilty verdict against Charles Taylor, the former President of Liberia, on 11 counts of aiding and abetting war crimes during Sierra Leone’s civil war...
April 26, 2012
Washington, DC – Human Rights First announced today that it will award the 2012 Roger N. Baldwin Medal of Liberty to the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, a non-governmental advocacy organization that...
April 26, 2012
Washington, DC – Twelve of the nation’s top former interrogators today issued a public statement denouncing torture and affirming that lawful interrogation techniques are more effective in producing...
April 25, 2012
Washington, DC – Three dozen of the nation’s most respected retired Admirals and Generals today issued a public statement denouncing torture and urging the U.S. to uphold detainee treatment standards...
April 23, 2012
Washington, DC - Human Rights First welcomes the announcement today by President Barack Obama of the creation of the Atrocities Prevention Board (APB), a high-level, interagency structure responsible...

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