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March 05, 2018 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today called on Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin to robustly implement sanctions in 2018 under the Global Magnitsky...
December 22, 2017 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First applauds the Trump Administration's decision to designate 15 foreign individuals and 37 entities under the 2016 Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability...
December 20, 2017 Washington, D.C.—In response to the announcement that the United States has designated Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov and head of the Chechen Ministry of Internal Affairs Ayub Kataev for sanctions...
November 08, 2017 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First applauds today’s bipartisan Senate effort to urge the Trump Administration to investigate the the alleged detention of dozens of LGBT...
October 31, 2017 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today praises the swift, bipartisan passage of Senate Resolution 211, a condemnation of the detention, torture, and murders of gay and bisexual men in Chechnya....
October 05, 2017 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today applauds the swift, bipartisan passage of Senate Resolution 211, a strong condemnation of the detention, torture, and murders of gay and bisexual men in...
September 14, 2017 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today called on senior officials in the State Department to take action in the cases of Zelim Bakaev and Evdokia Romanova, two Russian citizens targeted by...

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Issue Brief | March 08, 2018
Download PDF On January 23, 2018, through the generous support of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation, Human Rights First hosted a public conference entitled, “Fake News, Free Speech, and Foreign...
Testimony | October 17, 2017
Senator Gardner, Co-Chair Smith, Ranking Member Cardin, and Members of the Helsinki Commission, I would like to thank you and Chairman Wicker for giving me the opportunity to testify today regarding...
Factsheet | April 20, 2017
Get the Facts: Crackdown on Gay and Bisexual Men in Chechnya Share on Facebook     Take Action     Donate Gay and Bisexual Men in Chechnya Under...
Report | April 12, 2017
The information battle: How governments in the former Soviet Union promote their agendas and attack their opponents abroad Introduction There has already been much discussion in the Russia-...

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