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April 22, 2021
WASHINGTON -- As the United States begins the troop withdrawal from the nearly 20-year war in Afghanistan, national security experts, human rights advocates and U.S. military veterans are calling on...
April 20, 2021
NEW YORK – Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of all charges for murdering George Floyd. Human Rights First welcomed the verdict as a step toward justice and a check on...
April 20, 2021
WASHINGTON — Asylum seekers continue to face grave danger at the southern border as the Biden administration extends the Trump administration’s misuse of Title 42 public health authority to illegally...
April 16, 2021
WASHINGTON -- Today, the Biden administration announced it would keep the refugee admissions number at 15,000, a level set by the previous administration, walking back an announcement made in...
April 16, 2021
NEW YORK -- Today, recipient of Human Rights First’s 2020 Roger Baldwin Medal of Liberty and Hong Kong pro-democracy advocate Albert Ho was given a suspended sentence of 12 months in prison for his...
April 14, 2021
NEW YORK – Today, President Biden announced that the United States would withdraw all American troops from Afghanistan, completing the military exit by the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001...
April 09, 2021
WASHINGTON --  As the Biden administration works to strengthen and enhance the capacity of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Asylum Division to provide life-saving asylum...
April 05, 2021
WASHINGTON -- Albert Ho, recipient of Human Rights First’s 2020 Roger Baldwin Medal of Liberty, and six other advocates were convicted April 1 for involvement in a 2019 pro-democracy march in Hong...
April 02, 2021
WASHINGTON – Today, the Biden administration announced that it has revoked Executive Order 13928, under which the Trump administration in 2020 imposed targeted sanctions on officials of the...
March 31, 2021
WASHINGTON – Each year, the U.S. Department of State releases reports on the state of human rights in nations around the world, highlighting pressing concerns that the United States intends to raise...

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