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July 06, 2020 WASHINGTON — Tech companies should follow the lead of Telegram, Facebook and WhatsApp in refusing to comply with requests for user data to Hong Kong authorities, Human Rights First said today. The...
June 30, 2020 WASHINGTON - The new national security law imposed on Hong Kong today by the Chinese government will likely be devastating to human rights in Hong Kong, and the United States government should react...
June 09, 2020 We the undersigned state the following: President Trump has threatened to deploy active-duty military to try to quell the nationwide unrest sparked by the police’s killing of George Floyd. As...
May 31, 2020 Rights Protection Must Be at the Center of Government Response to Protests WASHINGTON - In response to news that Customs and Border Patrol is “deploying officers, agents and aviation assets...
May 27, 2020 It’s big and it’s biased. The new study by Hong Kong’s Independent Police Complaints Council (IPCC) into police behaviour since the mass protests began a year ago is finally out. At over 1,000...
May 27, 2020 WASHINGTON - President Trump should immediately sanction officials in Beijing and Hong Kong who have abused human rights, and should work with allies and like-minded governments to do the same,...
May 18, 2020 WASHINGTON - Human Rights First today announced that nominations are now open for the 2020 Roger N. Baldwin Medal of Liberty Award. Nominations for the 2020 award are due by June...

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| July 06, 2020
This short guide helps human rights activists erase their digital footprints. When covering digital tracks and erasing your digital profile remember there are various ways the authorities can try to...
Factsheet | June 30, 2020
The new national security law imposed on Hong Kong today by the Chinese government will likely be devastating to human rights in Hong Kong, and the United States government should react...
Letter | June 10, 2020
DOWNLOAD LETTER We the undersigned state the following: President Trump has threatened to deploy active-duty military to try to quell the nationwide unrest sparked by the police’s killing of...
Factsheet | June 09, 2020
Letter From 38 Retired Admirals and Generals Opposing Military Deployments to Counter Protests 89 former Defense officials: The military must never be used to violate constitutional rights...

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