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March 28, 2020 Four Reasons Middle East Governments Should Release Prisoners  Brian Dooley Senior Advisor The clamor to release elderly, sick, and political prisoners is growing. Dozens of NGOs and...
October 11, 2019 Saudi Arabia is again showing Washington what a great ally it is by hosting Russian President Vladimir Putin on a visit to Riyadh in the coming days. The U.S. government’s years of plying Saudi...
July 22, 2019 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today, in partnership with nearly 180 human rights, faith-based, civil liberties, professional, academic, and social justice organizations,...
July 12, 2019 New York City—In response to the House of Representatives passing the defense bill (National Defense Authorization Act for the 2020 Fiscal Year, or “NDAA”), Human Rights First’s Sharon Kelly McBride...
July 08, 2019 Washington, D.C.—In response to Secretary Pompeo’s announcement that he is launching a Commission on Unalienable Rights at the State Department, Human Rights First’s Rob Berschinski, who was formerly...
May 15, 2019 The new U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, John Abizaid, started work in Riyadh last week. He’s taken on a difficult job, with U.S.-Saudi relations in crisis and with various parts of the U.S....
April 19, 2019 This weekend, Egyptians will vote on a controversial referendum to amend the country’s constitution to prolong President Abdel Al Fattah Sisi's tenure in office. The vote will extend Sisi’s...

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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
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Letter | May 10, 2021
Veterans for American Ideals (VFAI) led fifteen veteran-led organizations in a letter calling on President Biden to swiftly evacuate the over 17,000 Afghans in the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV)...