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February 26, 2019 New York City—In response to the introduction of legislation requiring the director of national intelligence to submit an unclassified report to Congress on the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, the...
February 26, 2019 The 18-year-old Egyptian was arrested for excessive partying, imprisoned, and tortured. Guards suspended him from the ceiling, flogged, and electrocuted him. Shortly after, a recently released...
February 25, 2019 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today released a new report documenting ISIS recruitment in Egypt’s prison system. Like a Fire in a Forest: ISIS Recruitment in Egypt’s Prisons...
February 13, 2019 Geneva—The Martin Ennals Award Jury today gave its 2019 Award for Human Rights Defenders to Abdul Aziz Muhamat, the Sudanese refugee advocate being held in detention on Manus Island...
February 11, 2019 Friday marked the deadline for President Trump to report to leaders of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee who the U.S. government believes is responsible for the pre-meditated murder of Jamal...
February 08, 2019 Washington, D.C.—In advance of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s two-day trip to Budapest, Hungary beginning February 11, Human Rights First urges the secretary to raise the...
February 07, 2019 Earlier this week, the U.S. Embassy in Cairo decided to weigh in on the crisis in Venezuela, tweeting that the Maduro government is “destroying” the country and that its people “have suffered...

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Factsheet | July 28, 2020
In response to the worsening human rights situation in Hong Kong in recent weeks, notably since the imposition of the new national security law from Beijing, Human Rights First has produced a series...
Factsheet | July 23, 2020
Caution: Before departing to seek asylum abroad, you should try to speak with an attorney that specializes in refugee and immigration law in the country you’re hoping to go to, so that you...
| 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...

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