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February 24, 2014 By Simone Salvo IOC president Thomas Bach closed the Olympics last night with acclaim for the spirit of the Games in Sochi. He declared, “By living together under one roof in the Olympic Village,...
February 21, 2014 Washington, D.C. – In advance of the closing ceremonies of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Human Rights First’s Shawn Gaylord issued the following letter to the United States Olympic Delegation: “...
February 21, 2014 Washington D.C. – Human Rights First today applauds the decision of the Dzerzhinsky district court in finding Lena Klimova, founder of the LGBT youth online support group Children 404, not guilty of...
February 19, 2014 By Trevor Allen, LGBT Program Intern The latest victim of Russia’s anti-LGBT “propaganda” law, Elena Klimova is the creator of “Children-404,” an online forum for Russian-speaking LGBT teens...
February 18, 2014 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today expressed concern over news reports that Russian authorities have arrested activists, journalists, and political dissenters - including Nadezhda...
February 07, 2014 Sochi, Russia – Human Rights First condemns the arrests of four Russian LGBT activists in St. Petersburg. The four, including Anastasia Smirnova, with whom Human Rights First’s delegation ...
February 07, 2014 Mary Elizabeth Margolis is part of Human Rights First’s delegation to Sochi, which includes U.S. Olympian David Pichler.  Sochi at first glance is very calm and organized....

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Issue Brief | June 07, 2019
Download PDF Introduction When meeting with President Trump in the Oval Office in September 2018, Polish President Andrzej Duda urged the United States to create a permanent military base in...
Opinions | February 26, 2019
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Report | July 11, 2018
Introduction Poland is soon approaching a point of no return concerning the independence of its judiciary. On July 3, more than 40 percent of the country’s 73 Supreme Court judges as of July 3 are...
Factsheet | July 10, 2018
Read More and Download On July 16, U.S. President Donald Trump is scheduled to meet one-on-one with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland. According to White House officials,...

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