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July 29, 2015 Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today applauds a prominent bipartisan group of U.S. Senators for pressing Secretary of State John Kerry to promote political reform, human rights...
July 09, 2015 By Anita Dhanvanthari Today, the European Parliament (EP) passed an urgent resolution calling for the release of imprisoned human rights defenders in Bahrain. One such defender, Nabeel Rajab,...
July 09, 2015 By Anita Dhanvanthari In the coming days, Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will likely approve a draft anti-terror bill already approved by Egypt’s cabinet and State Council. In light of...
July 01, 2015 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First said that the 2015 National Military Strategy, released today, should place a greater emphasis on ensuring that U.S. partners in counterterrorism uphold human...
July 01, 2015 By Jordan Dannenberg Human rights abuses are fueling the Islamic State of Iraq in the Levant (ISIL). Testifying before the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities...
June 26, 2015 New York City—Today, in response to terrorist attacks in Kuwait and Tunisia, Human Rights First urged the U.S. government to redouble its efforts to combat terrorism and counter violent extremism...
June 25, 2015 Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today welcomed the release of the State Department’s 2015 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, noting that the widespread violations of human rights...

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