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April 14, 2017 By Lara Mnaymneh Amidst alarming reports that gay men are being targeted by government forces in Chechnya, a region in Russia, Human Rights First’s Advocacy Counsel Shawn Gaylord joined Rated G...
April 10, 2017 Top Items United States Responds with Force to Crisis in Syria Following U.S. missile strikes against a Syrian airfield on Thursday evening, many questions remain about President Trump's...
April 07, 2017 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First called on U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to publicly and privately raise concerns over recent human rights abuses, the crackdown on civil society, and...
April 06, 2017 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today welcomed comments from State Department officials calling on the Russian government to independently investigate the recent murders and mass arrests of gay...
April 03, 2017 Washington, D.C. — Human Rights First today expressed alarm over reports that Chechen authorities have acted outside the law to arrest, abuse, and kill gay men in the country, and called on Secretary...
March 30, 2017 Washington, D.C.— Human Rights First today released a new report analyzing Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban's close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin and his government’s systematic...
March 28, 2017 Washington, D.C.—In the aftermath of Sunday’s mass protests throughout Russia, Human Rights First condemned the detention of hundreds of peaceful protestors, including opposition figure and anti...

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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-...
Factsheet | April 10, 2017
The Current Situation On April 1, 2017, independent Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta reported that Chechen authorities detained more than one hundred gay men over the prior week “in connection with...

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