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June 15, 2022 By Brian Dooley True to its word, the Biden White House is recalibrating its relationship with Saudi Arabia. Just not in the way we'd hoped. Press reports suggest Biden...
March 25, 2022 By Brian Dooley   Aliev Alim is a leading Crimean Tatar Human Rights Defender, and he told Human Rights First what could happen should Russian forces take control of more areas of Ukraine....
March 24, 2022 By Brian Dooley Liana Georgi is an activist with the Safe Bow organization, which helps people from marginalized groups fleeing to safety from Ukraine. It was founded by ...
January 27, 2022 By Brian Dooley This Sunday, at 4pm Irish time, people all over the world will put lighted candles in their windows to mark the anniversary of the Bloody Sunday Massacre in Derry. They will be...
November 24, 2021 WASHINGTON D.C. -- Human Rights First and Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights expressed concern regarding the Biden Administration’s November 18 decision to terminate the targeted U.S. sanctions program...
October 29, 2021 For many years, the United Arab Emirates has been one of Washington’s most repressive military allies. Its brutal targeting of human rights defenders, its leadership role with Saudi Arabia in the war...
September 14, 2021 WASHINGTON – Human Rights First today condemned the Biden administration’s decision not to permanently withhold any of the U.S. military financing to Egypt, which Congress has conditioned on...

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Factsheet | March 22, 2022
Human Rights First and Freedom House produced a fact sheet to explain how Global Magnitsky sanctions have helped protect international religious freedom – because the Trump administration's...
Factsheet | March 22, 2022
Human Rights First and Freedom House produced this fact sheet to explain how the “serious human rights abuse” standard has allowed the Global Magnitsky sanctions program to be an effective but...