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May 03, 2013 By Christopher Plummer The ongoing abuse in Tibet remains one of the most dire human rights crises in the world. In recent years, protesters have taken to self-immolating in the streets to...
May 02, 2013 Washington, D.C. – Bahrain’s crackdown on human rights defenders continued today with the arrest of another prominent figure, Naji Fateel. Human Rights First notes that the arrest is the latest...
May 02, 2013 Chen Guangcheng Raises his Family's Safety at the 2012 Human Rights First Award Dinner The Chinese government is denying urgent medical care to Chen Kegui, the jailed nephew of blind Chinese...
May 01, 2013   As one of the main corridors for drug trafficking between Mexico and the United States, Nuevo Laredo has long been a hotspot for drug cartel related violence. Law enforcement officials...
May 01, 2013 Earlier this month, police in Bangladesh arrested journalist Asif Mohiuddin, three other bloggers, and an editor for criticizing the government for its failure to protect religious minorities...
May 01, 2013 Washington, D.C. – This week as President Obama travels to Mexico, Human Rights First urges him to raise concerns about the ongoing violence against journalists there and the failure of the...
April 30, 2013 Washington, D.C. – Today the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) issued its annual report on abuses to religious freedom worldwide and issued a damaging judgment of...

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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...
Talking Points | March 01, 2022
What are sanctions, and why are they being used or proposed in this crisis?  The word “sanctions” broadly describes a range of coercive measures usually aimed at changing behavior, either by...
Letter | January 31, 2022
Dear Ambassador Rice and Mr. Sullivan: We, the undersigned organizations, write to engage with the Biden Administration during this Year of Action following the Summit for Democracy to support...