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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...
February 01, 2011
Washington, DC – A year after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declared the “freedom to connect” to be a Fifth Freedom, as important to human liberty as the Four Freedoms Franklin D. Roosevelt...
January 31, 2011
New York City – Human Rights First is calling on the Obama Administration to take steps to ensure ongoing protests in Egypt do not turn into a bloodbath. Specifically, the group is urging President...
January 28, 2011
New York City – Events have escalated in Egypt to the point that the government has imposed a nationwide curfew and called the army on to the streets. In response, the Obama Administration has...
January 25, 2011
New York City – A federal judge today sentenced Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani to life in prison for assisting in the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in East Africa that killed 224 people and wounded...
January 25, 2011
New York City – In Cairo and other Egyptian cities, thousands of people are taking part in unauthorized street protests against the government of President Hosni Mubarak.  Protesters are calling for...
January 20, 2011
Washington, DC – In response to news reports that Secretary of Defense Robert Gates will soon lift the current ban on bringing new charges in the nation’s flawed military commissions system, Human...
January 14, 2011
New York City – This morning - in remarkable scenes from Tunisia in response to mounting public protests over economic problems, official corruption, and the denial of basic political freedoms –...
January 14, 2011
Washington, DC – Following today’s inaugural Richard C. Holbrooke Annual Lecture delivered by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the future of U.S.-China relations, Human Rights First President...
January 12, 2011
Washington, DC – Vice President Joe Biden made a short trip to Pakistan today, where he called on leaders to fight extremism. His visit came in the wake of the assassination of Governor Salman Taseer...
January 10, 2011
Washington, DC – Human Rights First is urging President Barack Obama to raise the issue of Roma rights during French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s visit to Washington, DC this week. The organization...

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