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April 14, 2021 When asked to describe the Hong Kong protests, I always mention the tear gas, which, along with thousands of other people, I had the misfortune of choking on. The amount used by Hong Kong police was...
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...
March 23, 2021 As human rights defenders go, so goes the world. They’re the leading agents of progress; their own freedom predicts a wider freedom. This fact isn’t lost on dictators and other repressive forces,...
February 11, 2021 The first human rights defender to win the prestigious Martin Ennals Award, in 1994, was Harry Wu from China. This year's winner, announced tonight in Geneva, is also from China: Yu Wensheng....
February 02, 2021 Human Rights First's Senior Advisor for Human Rights Accountability Vladimir Kara-Murza released the following statement in response to the Russian government’s sentencing of anti-corruption...
January 18, 2021 GENEVA – Human Rights First and the other members of the jury for the 2021 Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders today announced the nomination of three outstanding human rights...
January 06, 2021 WASHINGTON - Human Rights First today condemned the Chinese government’s latest wave of arrests in Hong Kong, which included more than 50 pro-democracy officials and leading voices of dissent....

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| August 20, 2021
Resources for Afghans Submit a referral to Project: Afghan Legal Assistance (PALA). Please input information for any Afghan person seeking legal assistance in the United States. Submit a PALA...
Factsheet | August 17, 2021
Evading the Misuse of Biometric Data We understand that the Taliban is now likely to have access to various biometric databases and equipment in Afghanistan, including some left behind by...
Factsheet | August 16, 2021
We understand that the Taliban is now likely to have access to various biometric databases and equipment in Afghanistan, including some left behind by coalition military forces. This technology is...
| March 08, 2021
Are you a human rights defender with a problem that might demand a high-technology solution? Send us a note and let’s start a discussion about a potential collaboration. Digital surveillance and...