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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...
January 07, 2011
Washington, DC – Today in a letter to President Barack Obama, Human Rights First President and CEO Elisa Massimino urged him to address recent violence sparked by religious hatred during his upcoming...
January 04, 2011
Washington, DC – Human Rights First condemns the Jan. 1 bombing of Christian worshipers outside a church in Alexandria, Egypt, an attack in which at least 22 people were killed and scores more...
January 04, 2011
Washington, DC – Today, following news that Salman Taseer, Governor of Punjab, Pakistan and a member of the nation’s ruling Pakistan People’s Party, was allegedly murdered by a member of his security...
December 22, 2010
New York, NY – Human Rights First today called for the release of leading Sudanese human rights defender Dr. Mudawi Ibrahim Adam, who was jailed in Khartoum on Dec.22, 2010 based on apparently...
December 22, 2010
Washington, DC – Tonight, following breaking news that the Obama Administration is considering an Executive Order to permit indefinite detention with mandatory periodic review, Human Rights First...
December 21, 2010
New York, NY – Human Rights First condemns today’s passage of the controversial United Nations (U.N.) resolution entitled “Combating defamation of religions” and warns that such measures prohibiting...
December 18, 2010
New York, NY – Today as it marked International Migrants Day, Human Rights First’s Eleanor Acer issued the following statement: “International Migrants Day is an important reminder that States’...
December 16, 2010
Washington, DC – Today as the House Judiciary Committee prepares for its hearing on the legal and constitutional questions raised by WikiLeaks’s recent disclosure of classified State Department...
December 15, 2010
Washington, DC – This holiday season, thousands of Iraqi refugees - including Iraqi Christians and other religious and sexual minorities, as well as U.S.affilitated Iraqis - are living in limbo in...
December 14, 2010
Washington, DC – Following news that the U.S. Senate’s version of the 2011 Omnibus Appropriations bill contains language that blocks transfers of Guantanamo detainees into the United States for any...

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