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June 06, 2013 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First urges Secretary of State John Kerry to raise the issue of foreign access when he meets with the Crown Prince of Bahrain this afternoon. Since the Bahraini...
June 04, 2013 Washington, D.C. – Secretary of State John Kerry’s response to this morning’s guilty verdicts against international and Egyptian nongovernmental organizations misses the mark, says Human Rights...
June 04, 2013 Washington, DC — Human Rights First is disturbed by the convictions of Egyptian and international employees of non-governmental organizations charged with  “operating local offices of...
May 31, 2013 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today urged the Egyptian court to drop all charges against video blogger Ahmed Anwar, who is due to appear at a legal hearing tomorrow in Tanta. Anwar is being...
May 22, 2013 The head of Saudi Arabia’s religious police has said anyone who uses Twitter "has lost this world and his afterlife." Previously, the government-appointed imam of the Grand Mosque in Mecca...
May 22, 2013 Washington, DC – The attacks on human rights activist in Bahrain intensified today as three prominent civil society figures – Zainab Al Khawaja, Masooma Alsayed, Naji Fateel – were sentenced to...
May 15, 2013 Washington, DC – Human Rights First today voiced concerns for the safety of jailed leading human rights defenders, including President of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) Nabeel Rajab...

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Report | September 19, 2019
Download Report Hong Kong’s Fight for the Rule of Law Introduction Human rights lawyers and other civil society leaders in Hong Kong are urging members of Congress to pass the Hong Kong...
Letter | July 22, 2019
Read and Download The Honorable Michael Pompeo Secretary of State U.S. Department of State Washington, D.C. 20520   Dear Secretary Pompeo: We, the undersigned U.S. foreign...
Factsheet | July 10, 2019
Download Accountability for Khashoggi’s Murder is a Must On October 2, 2018, a team of Saudi government agents murdered Washington Post columnist and Virginia resident Jamal Khashoggi after...
Letter | July 02, 2019
Download Letter July 2, 2019 Dear Chairman McGovern and Ranking Member Cole, We, the undersigned organizations dedicated to the promotion and protection of universal human rights, write to...

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