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December 22, 2015 Last Wednesday the United States hosted the first ever U.N. Security Council session on human trafficking in armed conflict. Nick Grono, head of the Freedom Fund—a private donor fund dedicated...
December 21, 2015 By Anita Dhanvanthari A now familiar story in Bahrain: another human rights defender is sentenced to jail on trumped up charges while known torturers and human rights violators walk free. This...
December 15, 2015 There’s a lot of misinformation swirling around the politisphere about Syrian refugees, and tonight’s primary debate is likely to be no exception. So when you gather round for your debate-watching...
December 09, 2015 According to a Human Rights First Study conducted by Harris Poll Washington, D.C.—Today, Human Rights First released a new study conducted by Harris Poll showing broad bipartisan support...
November 17, 2015 This blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post. The terrible attacks in Paris on November 13 should serve as a clarifying moment for the Obama Administration. This year the administration...
November 12, 2015 With the detention of prominent human rights defender and investigative journalist Hossam Bahgat, the U.S. government should take this moment to reassess its relationship with the dictatorial...
November 03, 2015 Advancing freedom of expression in the Middle East is an important part of U.S. security strategy in the region. At least that’s what Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in his remarks at...

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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...
Factsheet | February 15, 2019
On October 2, 2018, a team of Saudi Arabian hit men are alleged to have murdered Washington Post columnist and Virginia resident Jamal Khashoggi after luring him into Saudi Arabia’s embassy in...

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