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May 10, 2012
At Monday’s State Department press briefing, Deputy Spokesperson Mark Toner stated that the State Department has “called on all countries to stop supplying weapons, arms to – munitions to the Syrian...
May 09, 2012
Washington, DC – A new Human Rights First report details an intensification of attacks on human rights activists in Bahrain. The new report, “Bahrain’s Reforms: No Backdown on Crackdown,” details...
May 08, 2012
Washington, DC – Human Rights First welcomes the announcement that Representative Adam Smith, Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, will propose an amendment to the National Defense...
May 07, 2012
Beyond all the strange and often disturbing news coming out of Egypt, it is sometimes easy to lose sight of the fact that Egypt’s second-ever contested presidential election will take place three...
May 05, 2012
Washington, DC - Human Rights First is hopeful that the Chinese Government will allow Mr. Chen and his family to come to New York as the reported agreement between American and Chinese officials...
May 04, 2012
New York City – Yesterday, a Tunisian court rendered its decision in the divisive case against Nabil Karoui, a broadcast executive accused of blasphemy after his TV station aired Persepolis.  While...
May 03, 2012
Washington, DC – Today Human Rights First welcomes Facebook into the Global Network Initiative (GNI) as an observer.  Facebook’s decision is an important step toward possible membership. “Due to its...
May 03, 2012
Washington, DC – In response to reports regarding the safety of Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng and his family, Human Rights First’s Elisa Massimino has issued the following statement: “The...
May 02, 2012
New York City – Human Rights First welcomes yesterday’s announcement by New York Court of Appeals Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman that applicants for admission to the New York State Bar will now be...
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...

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