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September 24, 2012 Human Rights First is running a series of profiles on human rights defenders we work with in various countries. These profiles help to explain their work, motivations, and challenges....
September 19, 2012 Human Rights First is running a series of profiles on human rights defenders we work with in various countries. These profiles help to explain their work, motivations, and challenges. Photo of...
September 07, 2012 Human Rights First is running a series of profiles on human rights defenders we work with in various countries. These profiles help to explain their work, motivations, and challenges....
September 07, 2012 By Jihan Kazerooni Bahrain Center for Human Rights My name is Jihan Kazerooni and I am a human rights defender. This is my story. What I saw on March 13, 2011 changed my life forever....
September 07, 2012 Human Rights First is running a series of profiles on human rights defenders we work with in various countries. These profiles help to explain their work, motivations, and challenges....
September 06, 2012 Photo of Munir Said Thalib On September 7, 2004, leading Indonesian human rights defender Munir Said Thalib was poisoned with arsenic on a flight from Jakarta to Amsterdam. Eight years later,...
August 29, 2012 By Maron Soueid This blog is part of the Olympics 2012 and Human Rights Series.   Though London’s Olympic caldron has been extinguished, the 2012 Olympic Games are far from over....

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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...