Human Rights First Commends Transfer of Guantanamo Detainee, Calls for Swift Closure of the Prison

July 19, 2021

NEW YORK – Today, the Biden administration transferred its first detainee, Abdul Latif Nasser, out of Guantanamo Bay to his home country of Morocco. Nasser had…

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Human Rights First Report Finds ISIS Recruitment Happening in Egyptian Prisons

July 15, 2021

WASHINGTON – Human Rights First today released a report documenting ongoing recruitment by ISIS in Egypt’s prison system; one of the report’s…

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Human Rights First Welcomes Action on Afghan Allies, Calls for Full Evacuation to Safety in Guam

July 14, 2021

WASHINGTON – With reports that the Biden administration will commence “Operation Allies Refuge” later this month to evacuate Afghan allies as the U.S. completes its…

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Human Rights First Demands Biden Protect Afghan Allies in Drawdown

July 8, 2021

To truly “stand with” our allies, action must accompany rhetoric

WASHINGTON — In today’s address on the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, President Biden offered…

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New Report Shows Grave Dangers Asylum Seekers Face in Ciudad Juárez

July 8, 2021

NEW YORK — With reports that the Biden administration may extend the use of the Title 42 policy to illegally block and expel single adult asylum seekers…

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Human Rights First: Evacuation to Central Asia Wrong Move for Afghan Allies

July 2, 2021

WASHINGTON — Human Rights First and Veterans for American Ideals strongly condemn the Biden administration’s decision to ask the Central Asian nations of Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and…

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Human Rights First Mourns the Passing of Human Rights Defender Alaa al-Siddiq

June 28, 2021

WASHINGTON – Emirati human rights defender Alaa al-Siddiq was killed in a car crash in England on June 19.  Human Rights First issued this statement…

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Human Rights First Commends Speaker’s Plans to Create a Committee Examining the Insurrection, Calls for a Broad Investigation

June 25, 2021

WASHINGTON — Yesterday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced her intention to create a House select committee to probe the January 6th assault on the U.S.…

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