HRF opposes the election of human rights abusers to the UN’s Human Rights Council

Oct 15, 2019
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Bolivia: President Evo Morales' bid to extend term limits sparks mass protest
World must wake up to crackdown in Cambodia, says exiled opposition politician
Oct 12, 2017
Egyptian Activist Receives a Top Human Rights Award
Congo Elections Won't Be Held Before April 2019
Oct 11, 2017
Are North Korea and Cuba Democracies?
Wall Street Journal Reporter Sentenced to Prison by Turkish Court
Letter to my daughter: what is it like to be a girl in 2016?
Oct 10, 2017
Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga withdraws from Oct. 26 election re-run
UN Resolution Condemns Death Penalty for Same-sex Relations
Vietnam: HRF Submits Urgent Appeal to UN on Behalf of Blogger Me Nam
Babanov Campaign Accuses Kyrgyz Election Officials Of Backing Ruling Party Candidate
Oct 9, 2017
Las víctimas olvidadas del Che Guevara
LGBT people in Egypt targeted in wave of arrests and violence
Oct 6, 2017
Police Tear-Gas Kenyan Vote Protesters as Crowds Gather in Cities
This is No Joke: Bolivian Ruler Invokes His 'Human Right' to Stay in Power
HRF Brings UN Attention to Rights Abuses in Turkmenistan and Cuba
Oct 5, 2017
Azerbaijani journalist Khadija Ismayilova wins 2017 Allard Prize
2 Ugandan opposition lawmakers' homes hit by grenade attacks
Police launch investigation after threatening letters sent to Hong Kong Free Press staff | Hong Kong Free Press HKFP
City of Oxford strips Aung San Suu Kyi of human rights award
Oct 4, 2017
Armenia: Activists Cry Censorship as Government Shuts Down Stalinism Exhibit
Rwanda Charges Critic of President With Inciting Insurrection
Cambodian opposition lawmaker flees after arrest warning
Oct 3, 2017
Egyptian authorities arrest homosexuals in crackdown on gay community
Uzbekistan releases dissident, arrests another
Journalist arrested over report Grace Mugabe gave used underwear to supporters
Opinion | Interpol needs to stop helping dictators
Press Release — HRF Urges Burma to End Violence Against Rohingya in Rakhine State
'Go Kabila go': new effort to oust DR Congo president despite fear of violence
Aleksei Navalny, Putin Critic, Is Sentenced to 20 Days in Jail
Oct 2, 2017
Rally Held 'For Fair Elections' In Bishkek Ahead Of October Presidential Vote
Sep 29, 2017
Following The Twists, Turns In Kyrgyzstan's Presidential Race
Exclusive: Facebook Silences Rohingya Reports of Ethnic Cleansing
One of Putin's most prominent critics was just arrested on his way to an opposition rally
Sep 28, 2017
Outcry as Azerbaijan police launch crackdown on LGBT community
Cuba’s Sonic Attacks
Press Release — HRF Demands Release of Political Cartoonist in Equatorial Guinea
Kenya's ruling party moves to amend election law ahead of vote re-run
Uganda introduces bill to remove presidential age limit
Sep 27, 2017
A heart-breaking testimony of torture in North Korea
‘My whole world was my village’: Rohingya refugees share what they left behind
Egyptian Concertgoers Wave a Flag, and Land in Jail
Cambodia court denies bail for opposition leader
Sep 26, 2017
Press Release — Saudi Activists Succeed in Ending Ban on Women Drivers
Saudi Arabia Agrees to Let Women Drive
Kenya police tear gas protests over electoral commission
China Blocks WhatsApp, Broadening Online Censorship
Ugandan lawmakers in brawl over 'life presidency' bill
Venezuelan families scavenge for food to survive hunger
Sep 25, 2017
Por lo menos 45 presos políticos corren riesgo de morir en cárceles del país – El Carabobeño
Egypt court sentences notable opposition leader to 3 months
Turkish writer here to speak on religions stopped at KLIA – Nation | The Star Online
Inside a Rohingya Refugee Camp
68 Things You Cannot Say on China’s Internet
Russia Committed ‘Grave’ Rights Abuses in Crimea, U.N. Says
Sep 14, 2017
OEA acoge polémicas audiencias sobre eventuales crímenes en Venezuela
'Eat rabbit' plan in trouble in Venezuela
Sep 13, 2017
The Philippines have cut their human rights budget to just $20
Sep 12, 2017
Opposition stays away as Kenyatta warns against 'destructive division'
Venezuela: UN warns of possible crimes against humanity
Sep 11, 2017
As Cambodia crackdown gathers steam, opposition wonders, ‘Who’s next?’
U.N. Security Council to vote Monday on weakened North Korea sanctions: diplomats
Sep 8, 2017
Rwanda: Former presidential hopeful Rwigara arrested again
Cambodian paper shuts with 'dictatorship' parting shot
Sep 7, 2017
Report: Egypt police 'torture political detainees'
United Nations accuses Syrian government of April sarin attack
Sep 6, 2017
World Cup: Iranian women refused entry to match despite holding tickets – BBC News
Sep 5, 2017
France's Macron meets with Venezuela opposition figures
Aug 31, 2017
Chechnya Pushes Divorced Couples to Reunite ‘for the Children’
Aug 30, 2017
HRF in the News—Fast Company on Tech & Human Rights
Families Demanding Justice for 5,000 Political Prisoners Slaughtered by Iran’s Ayatollahs
Aug 29, 2017
The collapse of Venezuela, explained
Press Release — HRF Calls for Release of Detained Lawyers, End of Press Persecution in Tajikistan
Raqqa drone footage reveals a city in ruins
Aug 28, 2017
Belarus opposition leader Statkevich jailed for 15 days
Aug 24, 2017
Cambodia threatens purge of critical media and US charity
Aug 23, 2017
Election in Angola Marks End of an Era
YouTube Removes Videos Showing Atrocities in Syria
Aug 22, 2017
After Criticism, Publisher Reverses Decision to Bow to China’s Censors
Activist Confesses to Subversion in Chinese Show Trial
Aug 18, 2017
Press Release — Venezuelan Regime Takes Over Legislative Powers of Elected Representatives
诺贝尔和平奖应该颁给香港的青年政治犯
Cambridge University Press Removes Academic Articles on Chinese Site
U.N. envoy says Cambodia 'approaching precipice' amid threats of violence
Aug 17, 2017
Egypt blocks access to website of group supporting media
Joshua Wong and 2 Others Jailed in Hong Kong Over Pro-Democracy Protest
Kenyan Opposition Leader Will Go to Supreme Court Over Disputed Election
Aug 16, 2017
Press Release — HRF Urges Release of Chinese Human Rights Lawyer Wang Quanzhang
Press Release — Syria: White Helmets Co-Founder Speaks out against Regime Violence
Aug 15, 2017
Press Release — Chinese Human Rights Lawyer Gao Zhisheng Goes Missing
Press Release — HRF to the Venezuelan Regime: Freedom for Lisbeth “Mamá Lis” Añez
Aug 14, 2017
Syria's White Helmets protest against killings of rescue workers
‘It’s Very Easy to Die There’: How Prisoners Fare in Vietnam
At least 24 reportedly killed in Kenya post-election violence
Aug 11, 2017
Comunicado de Prensa – HRF al régimen de Venezuela: Libertad plena para Lisbeth “Mamá Lis” Añez
Aug 10, 2017
Iran arrests 6 young people for promoting banned Zumba dance
Aug 9, 2017
Press Release — Rwanda: HRF Condemns Kagame on Façade Election
North Korea Frees Canadian Pastor Sentenced to Life of Hard Labor
Duterte's Latest Target: The Commission on Human Rights
Aug 8, 2017
UN says responsibility for human rights violations in Venezuela 'lies at the highest level of government'
Aug 7, 2017
Chinese Court Sentences Activist Who Documented Protests to 4 Years in Prison
China’s Internet Censors Play a Tougher Game of Cat and Mouse
Mercosur trade bloc suspends Venezuela on democracy concerns
Aug 4, 2017
Venezuela restores opposition leader Ledezma's house arrest
Lawyer: Strasbourg Court Freezes Deportation Of Novaya Gazeta Journalist
Aug 3, 2017
One of Syria’s best-known democracy activists has been executed
Turkey promises to eliminate anti-China media reports
Who is Turkmenistan president Gurbanguly Berdimukhamedov? – video report
China accused over 'enforced disappearance' of Liu Xiaobo's widow
Gulag grave hunter unearths uncomfortable truths in Russia
14 Saudi Shiites accused of staging protests now face execution
Aug 2, 2017
Texts, Lies, and Videotape
Apple’s Silence in China Sets a Dangerous Precedent
Opinion | Rwanda’s Forever President
Why Afghan women are campaigning for their names to be heard – BBC News
Aug 1, 2017
Press Release — HRF Condemns the Arrests of Venezuelan Opposition Leaders
Venezuela opposition figures taken from their homes
Opinion | A Chinese Threat to Australian Openness
Kenyan Election Official Is Killed on Eve of Vote
Jailings Raise Fears of Dictatorship in Venezuela
Jul 31, 2017
Venezuela Vote Marred by Violence, Including Candidate’s Death
Jul 28, 2017
Exiled Uighur group condemns Italy's detention of its general secretary
Saudi Arabia is about to execute 14 men
Comunicado de Prensa — HRF y CLADH solicitan a la CIDH a defender magistrados venezolanos
Venezuela on the Brink
North Korea Tries to Make Hacking a Profit Center
Jul 27, 2017
‘Flee at Once’: China’s Besieged Human Rights Lawyers
Freed From ISIS, Yazidi Women Return in ‘Severe Shock’
Crackdown on Online Criticism Chills Pakistani Social Media
Press Release — July 27-31: Join HRF at DEF CON
Jul 26, 2017
Press Release — Nicolas Cage Should Rescind Support of Kazakhstan’s Authoritarian Government
Philippines: Duterte threatens to bomb indigenous schools
When Will Kabila Go? Congolese Leader Long Overstays His Welcome
Press Release — HRF in U.S. Senate Testimony: Probe Fusion GPS for Paid Smear Campaigns in Venezuela
Jul 25, 2017
I Was Banned From Venezuela
Hong Kong Rail Plan Raises Fears of Mainland China’s Influence
'Despacito' singers outraged by latest cover
Jul 24, 2017
The heartbreak of victims’ families in Venezuela fuels the resistance against Maduro
Welcome to HRF's New Website
Nicolas Cage poses in Kazakhstan traditional outfit
Jul 21, 2017
Press Release — HRF Joins Cuba Decide to Honor Oswaldo Payá on the 5th Anniversary of his Death
Jul 20, 2017
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Get out! Chinese agents bar access to the 'free' wife of Liu Xiaobo
Jul 19, 2017
Human Rigths Foundation expresa preocupación por los menores reclutados por las FARC que permanecen en sus filas
Woman Recently Arrested for Wearing a Skirt & Crop Top in Public Released
Hiding in plain sight: How a champion Pakistani athlete eluded the Taliban for years
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Mapping the Brutality of North Korea, and Where the Bodies Are Buried
Rights group: Bahraini activist charged under terrorism law
Jul 18, 2017
Saudi Police Arrest Woman Who Wore Miniskirt in Online Video
HRF in the News — HRF Condemns Use of Child Soldiers in Colombia
Venezuelans Rebuke Their President by a Staggering Margin
Comunicado de Prensa — ONU condena a Cuba por detención arbitraria de El Sexto
Press Release — UN Condemns Cuba for Arbitrary Detention of El Sexto
Jul 17, 2017
Opinion | Inside Erdogan’s Prisons
Erdoğan to continue crackdown as Turkey marks failed coup
Unión Europea sanciona a al menos 16 personas por ataques químicos contra la población civil en Siria
Mexico's Vicente Fox banned from Venezuela
Jul 14, 2017
Another Light Goes Out In Bahrain As Al Wasat Closes
Venezuelan opposition leaders and experts say Sunday's symbolic vote could be a turning point
The closure of Al Wasat is a story that cannot be ignored
Green Cross Volunteer Medics, on the Frontline of Venezuela’s Protests
Jul 12, 2017
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Jul 11, 2017
Iranian women spark debate by defying hijab rule in cars
Real Russia Today
Venezuela’s best-known political prisoner freed from prison
Opinion | Is this the turning point Venezuelans have been waiting for?
Turkey Detains Dozens of Tech Staff Suspected of Coup Links: Agency
Crackdown On Navalny Election Bid Continues As Krasnoyarsk Activist Detained
Jul 10, 2017
Congo Election Head: Presidential Vote Unlikely This Year
Prominent Bahraini activist sentenced to 2 years prison
A Hero, a Turncoat, and a Trojan Horse Shake Venezuela
Robert Mugabe ruling Zimbabwe from hospital bed, says opposition
Jul 8, 2017
Medidas favorables a Leopoldo López podrían "significar la caída de la dictadura en los próximos días": Vocero de Human Right Foundation a NTN24
Press Release — Venezuela's Leopoldo López Released From Prison, Now Under House Arrest
Jul 7, 2017
Cuban Activist Group Ladies in White Asks the Pope to Intervene on Government Repression
Lawmakers hurt in latest Venezuela clashes
Kenya seeks to restrict political commentary on social media ahead of elections – Committee to Protect Journalists
March for Turkey's jailed judges highlights purge on dissidents | World news | The Guardian
Russia Frees Aleksei Navalny, Opposition Leader, After 25 Days – The New York Times
Russia tried to stop us from protesting
Jul 6, 2017
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HRF in the News — Evan Mawarire in Deutsche Welle
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OEA :: Venezuela: Secretario General de la OEA condena agresión contra Asamblea Nacional
Activist who accused Bahrain security forces of sexual assault is rearrested | World news | The Guardian
Turkey Detains a 2nd Amnesty International Leader – The New York Times
Bombs Will Not Defeat ISIS (but Maybe the Internet Will) – The New York Times
Russian Investigators Raid Election Offices of Putin Critic Navalny – The New York Times
Jul 5, 2017
Four years later, Nicaragua’s $40 billion interoceanic canal remains a pipe dream
Al menos 12 heridos tras irrumpir un grupo de seguidores del Gobierno en el Parlamento venezolano | Venezuela | EL MUNDO
Govt supporters storm Venezuela congress, injuring lawmakers – ABC News
Libye, Egypte: Paris récidiviste de la vente de technologies de surveillance à des dictatures – Libération
‘I was sold seven times': Yazidi women welcomed back into the faith | Global development | The Guardian
Ex-Judge Chosen by U.N. to Gather Evidence of Syria War Crimes – The New York Times
Jul 3, 2017
UN demands electoral timetable for troubled DR Congo
Gabon : la justice française va enquêter sur d'éventuels crimes contre l'humanité lors des violences post-électorales – JeuneAfrique.com
Belarus Activists Mark Independence Day With Antigovernment Protest
Jun 30, 2017
Press Release — HRF to Russia: Free Peaceful Protesters and Annul Their Convictions
Zimbabwe : l’opposant Evan Mawarire libéré sous caution
Jun 29, 2017
En Angola, la répression d’une manifestation séparatiste fait un mort et plusieurs blessés graves
Le journaliste angolais Rafael Marques à nouveau devant les juges après la publication d’une enquête
Au Zimbabwe, l’opposant Evan Mawarire interpellé à Hararé
Allies of Slain Putin Critic Nemtsov Allege Cover-Up After Guilty Verdict – The New York Times
Jun 28, 2017
Helicopter attack on Venezuela's Supreme Court – CNN.com
"Los jefes del régimen exigen a los periodistas sumisión y que se conviertan en eco de su publicidad y mentira”: Ibéyise Pacheco, comunicadora…
Zimbabwe Protest Pastor Freed on Bail, Faces Violence Charges – The New York Times
Jun 27, 2017
¿Efectivos de seguridad sólo usan "aguita y gasecitos" contra manifestantes en Venezuela? | NTN24
PICS: Mawarire remains in custody, as evicted Zim university students shelter in church | News24
Jun 26, 2017
Press Release — Angola Indicts Oslo Freedom Forum Speaker
South Sudan censors newspapers, hampers press in civil war – ABC News
Jun 24, 2017
When You Can’t Shoot, Sue!
Jun 23, 2017
RadioMDZ | Escuchas de otra manera, pensas de otra manera
Navalny barred from Russia′s presidential election | News | DW | 23.06.2017
Hungary: Lawmakers pass billboard law, opposition cries foul – The Washington Post
Turkey Drops Evolution From Curriculum, Angering Secularists – The New York Times
Venezuelan protester shot dead at point-blank range by soldier – CNN.com
Al Jazeera: Call for closure siege against journalism | Qatar News | Al Jazeera
Bahrain Internet Shutdown Hits One Year Mark, Longest in Region’s History | AmanaTech
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Caribbean countries should be ashamed of supporting Venezuela at OAS meeting
Como en los tiempos de PEDRO ESTRADA hoy… – Adolfo Flores Padrón | Facebook
Venezuelan soldier shoots protester dead in airbase attack, minister says | Reuters
Jun 22, 2017
[Document] Gabon: le rapport critique de la Francophonie sur la présidentielle – RFI
Authoritarianism is making a comeback. Here's the time-tested way to defeat it | Maria J Stephan and Timothy Snyder | Opinion | The Guardian
OHCHR | Burundi : Persistence of serious human rights violations in a climate of widespread fear
European Rights Court Rules Against Russian Gay 'Propaganda' Law
Maduro Promotes Military in Shake-Up of Cabinet in Venezuela – The New York Times
Jun 21, 2017
Egypt Watchdog Says Authorities Now Blocking 101 Websites – The New York Times
2 Angolan Journalists Charged With Insulting the State – The New York Times
Newspaper editor interrogated by authorities in Uganda – Committee to Protect Journalists
AirTalk® | How one Saudi woman’s joyride created an international movement | 89.3 KPCC
Bahrain indefinitely suspends independent newspaper | Reuters
Venezuela Opens Inquiry Into a Critic: Its Attorney General – The New York Times
Venezuela poised for new violence after security forces fatally shoot protester, 17 | World news | The Guardian
Jun 20, 2017
Venezuelan violinist brings his peaceful protest to New York 
Facebook da de baja mensaje de Correa para proteger a sus usuarios – 4pelagatos
Women Excluded Again from Afghanistan’s Peace Talks | Human Rights Watch
Morocco arrests more activists in northern protest, lawyers say | Middle East Eye
Sénégal : quatre personnes arrêtées pour outrage au président Macky Sall – JeuneAfrique.com
Un journaliste arrêté pour s'être entretenu avec un syndicaliste au Gabon
Morocco Arrests More Activists in Northern Protest-Lawyers – The New York Times
Russia’s ‘Gay Propaganda’ Laws Are Illegal, European Court Rules – The New York Times
Jun 19, 2017
Canada can help save Venezuela’s democracy – The Globe and Mail
Supreme Court unanimously reaffirms: There is no ‘hate speech’ exception to the First Amendment – The Washington Post
Saudi blogger Raif Badawi marks five years in prison | Middle East | DW | 17.06.2017
Policeman in Egypt Jailed 10 Years for Killing Activist – The New York Times
Prominent Turkish Journalists on Trial Over Failed Coup – The New York Times
Iran Bans Zumba, and Its Fans Fume – The New York Times
Greece blocks a discussion of China's human rights at the EU
Jun 16, 2017
Human Rights Foundation
Jun 15, 2017
Poison In The System
‘I felt like one of my father’s songbirds, let out of its cage’: driving as a woman in Saudi Arabia | Life and style | The Guardian
Secretary Tillerson Urged to Make "Pending" Human Rights Crisis a Priority | Human Rights First
Jun 13, 2017
Dear Theresa May, human rights are not a luxury—and getting rid of them won’t stop terrorism | Opinion
Jun 9, 2017
Jewish and Palestinian peace activists are building their own Standing Rock on the West Bank – LA Times
A new kind of Twitter hack is spreading fake news in Venezuela – The Verge
Jun 6, 2017
Sofia LGBT Pride Should Showcase a Tolerant Bulgaria | Human Rights Watch
Qatar row: Trump claims credit for isolation – BBC News
Jun 2, 2017
EVAN MAWARIRE | #THISFLAG | 2017
May 22, 2017
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani wins re-election by a wide margin – CBS News
May 16, 2017
America, Your Election Is Not Rigged
May 15, 2017
Press Release — Uganda: Drop "Cyber-Harassment" Charges Against Activist for Facebook Posts
May 14, 2017
As Venezuelans starve, president's stepsons go skydiving – May. 10, 2017
May 8, 2017
6 Years of Civil War in Syria – Video – NYTimes.com
Is Turkey Still a Democracy? | Foreign Policy
‘Women Key to Syrian Future’ – Q&A with Raed Fares — Syria Deeply
Venezuela’s Missing Prisoner – WSJ
Nations urge Venezuela on elections, warn of diplomatic 'last resort' | Reuters
UNHCR – More than one million children flee South Sudan violence
Bolivia suspendió sesión de la OEA sobre Venezuela | NTN24
Socialist Venezuelan Student Leader Killed After Backing Maduro | News | teleSUR English
A handful of women ignored Iranian orders by running Tehran marathon outdoors alongside men – The Boston Globe
HRF petition to #FreeWaleed
Zimbabweans must rally around Pastor Mawarire | MG Africa
Over 1,000 People Are Detained in Raids in Turkey – The New York Times
Press Release — The Political Entrepreneur
Besieged Venezuela leader orders writing of new constitution – The Denver Post
Yulia Marushevska – I Am a Ukrainian
Garry Kasparov – Гарри Каспаров – Banks Not Tanks
May 6, 2017
Press Release — Red Bull Athletes Train Children of Pres. Maduro and Drug Kingpin Hugo Carvajal
May 5, 2017
Press Release — Havel Prize Recognizes Efforts in Bahrain, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe
May 4, 2017
Preso político enfermo de VIH exige atención médica con una huelga de hambre
NICKI MINAJ IN ANGOLA
“America First” foreign policy may mean ignoring human rights, Rex Tillerson says – VICE News
Apr 27, 2017
Press Release — HRF to Ecuador: Repeal Draconian Communications Law; End Persecution of the Press
Apr 24, 2017
Press Release — Turkey: HRF Condemns Post-Referendum Crackdown
Apr 21, 2017
Press Release — Venezuela: HRF Condemns Murders Carried Out by Paramilitary Groups
Apr 19, 2017
HRF in the News — HRF writes on Zimbabwe election
Apr 18, 2017
Press Release — Chechnya: Terror Against Gay Men Could Amount to Crimes Against Humanity
Press Release — Chechnya: Terror Against Gay Men Could Amount to Crimes Against Humanity
Apr 14, 2017
Press Release — HRF to Cuba: End Brutal Assault on UNPACU Members
Press Release — Venezuela: HRF Condemns Murders Carried Out by Paramilitary Groups
Press Release — HRF to UN: Denounce Human Trafficking in Cuba
Apr 12, 2017
Press Release — May 11: Cuban Dissident Artist El Sexto to Premiere Art Show in San Francisco
Apr 7, 2017
HRF in the News — LA Times reports on El Sexto's Art in Protest exhibit
Apr 5, 2017
Press Release — HRF Calls for R2P After Assad Gasses Civilians, Again
Press Release — HRF Calls for R2P After Assad Gasses Civilians, Again
Apr 3, 2017
HRF in the News — Radio Martí on HRF's open letter on film censorship
Mar 30, 2017
Press Release — Open Letter on Cuba Censorship at the Havana Film Festival New York
Press Release — Coup in Venezuela: Maduro Regime Shuts Down Legislative Power
Mar 28, 2017
HRF in the News — Bloomberg quotes HRF on corruption in Latin America
Press Release — HRF to launch Free Speech Unlimited at RightsCon Brussels
Mar 17, 2017
HRF to OAS Members: Do Your Job, Apply Democracy Clause in Venezuela
Mar 15, 2017
HRF in the News — VOA live interview with Celine Assaf Boustani
HRF in the News — Reason TV deems HRF the most disruptive at SXSW
Mar 14, 2017
Press Release — Cuba: Female Activists Beaten, Stripped Naked By State Agents
Mar 13, 2017
HRF in the News — CNN en Marcha interviews Rosa María Payá
HRF in the News — CNN en Marcha interviews Thor Halvorssen at SXSW
Mar 10, 2017
HRF in the News — Curul85 interviews nonviolence expert Jamila Raquib during CFF at UFM
Mar 9, 2017
Yulia Marushevska, Oslo Freedom Forum speaker, faces persecution in Ukraine
Mar 7, 2017
Press Release— HRF to Egypt: Hold Mubarak Accountable
Press Release — HRF to Egypt: Hold Mubarak Accountable
Mar 1, 2017
HRF in the News — HRF in Newsday
Feb 27, 2017
Press Release — HRF to UN: Investigate Evan Mawarire’s Arbitrary Detention in Zimbabwe
Feb 22, 2017
HRF in the News — In El País, HRF profiles OAS leader Luis Almagro
Feb 18, 2017
Press Release — HRF to Testify Before U.S. Senate
Feb 17, 2017
HRF in the News — In El Nacional, HRF urges OAS to defend Venezuelan democracy
Feb 9, 2017
Press Release — Russia Should Reverse Alexei Navalny’s Conviction And Allow Him to Run For President
Press Release — Russia Should Reverse Alexei Navalny’s Conviction And Allow Him To Run For President
Feb 8, 2017
Press Release — Zimbabwe Releases Activist from Illegal Detention — But Will Not Drop Charges
Feb 1, 2017
Press Release — Zimbabwe Arrests Evangelical Pastor on Return from New York
Jan 21, 2017
Press Release — Cuba: Graffiti Artist Imprisoned for Anti-Castro Protest Released
HRF in the News — Václav Award Winner "El Sexto" in DW
Jan 19, 2017
Press Release — HRF Tech Panel at SXSW Festival in March 2016
Jan 13, 2017
HRF in the News — Thor Halvorssen in Verdens Gang on Venezuelan democracy
Jan 10, 2017
Press Release — Turkey: HRF Condemns Three-Month Extension to the State of Emergency
Press Release — Turkey: HRF Condemns Three-Month Extension to the State of Emergency
HRF in the News — HRF Pres. writes on Venezuelan corruption in New York Post
Dec 19, 2016
Press Release — El Sexto’s Lawyer Expelled from Cuba After False Detention & Interrogation
Dec 16, 2016
Press Release — HRF to UN: Inquire into Arbitrary Detentions in Cuba; “El Sexto” should be released
Press Release — Kimberley Motley, El Sexto’s Lawyer, Arrested in Cuba, and Taken to Unknown Location
Press Release — HRF to Cuba: Allow El Sexto to Meet With His International Lawyer
Dec 15, 2016
Press Release — HRF to UN: "El Sexto" Should be Released
Dec 12, 2016
Press Release — Canada, U.S., Estonia: HRF Supports Legislation to Reject Dictatorship Enablers
Nov 29, 2016
The Gambia: On the Eve of a Presidential Election, HRF Demands Release of Pro-Democracy Activists
Nov 22, 2016
Press Release — Turkey: HRF Condemns Shutdown of 370 Independent Civil Society Groups
Nov 2, 2016
HRF in the News — Javier El-Hage writes in El País about the "coup" in Venezuela
Oct 29, 2016
Press Release — HRF’s Work to Be Featured in London at Mozilla and WIRED Conferences
Oct 28, 2016
Press Release — Russia: HRF Applauds Rejection of Putin’s Regime from UN Human Rights Council
Press Release — Russia: HRF Applauds Rejection of Putin’s Regime from UN Human Rights Council
Oct 26, 2016
HRF in the News — HRF Questions Atlantic Council in The Hill
Oct 24, 2016
Press Release — HRF Urges Democratic Countries not to Elect Dictatorships to UN Human Rights Council
Oct 12, 2016
Press Release — HRF to Burundi: Let Independent UN Experts Do Their Jobs
Press Release — HRF to Burundi: Let Independent UN Experts Do Their Jobs
Oct 10, 2016
Press Release — Join HRF and Flash Drives For Freedom at PubCon
Oct 5, 2016
Press Release — HRF to UN: Do Not Elect Dictatorships to the Human Rights Council
Oct 4, 2016
HRF to Eritrea: Disclose the Whereabouts of Journalists Detained in Secret Prisons Since 2001
Sep 19, 2016
Press Release — ‘Independent’ Think Tank Honors African Dictator as ‘Global Citizen’
Sep 12, 2016
Press Release — Why Is Atlantic Council Honoring the Dictator of Gabon?
Sep 9, 2016
Press Release — Venezuela: HRF Condemns Imprisonment of Opposition Leader Over Picture-Taking Drone
Aug 31, 2016
Press Release —Venezuela: HRF Condemns Arbitrary Arrest of Opposition Leader
Aug 30, 2016
Press Release — HRF to Bahrain: Stop Shutting Down the Internet
Aug 29, 2016
Press Release — HRF Welcomes UN Special Rapporteur’s Opinion Curbing Broad “Hate Speech” Prohibition
Aug 24, 2016
Press Release — HRF to Angola: Withdraw Secret Social Media Bill
Aug 18, 2016
Press Release — Venezuela: HRF Condemns Court Proceedings; Requests Release of Political Prisoner
Aug 15, 2016
Press Release — Turkey: HRF Calls on the UN to Inquire into Gross Human Rights Violations
Aug 4, 2016
Press Release — Nicaragua: HRF Condemns Arbitrary Dismissal of Opposition Congressmen
Jul 29, 2016
HRF to Gabon: Stop Violence Against Peaceful Protesters; Release Youth Activists and Union Leaders
Jul 28, 2016
Press Release — Turkey: HRF Condemns Erdogan’s Firing of Almost Three Thousand Judges
Jul 22, 2016
HRF in the News — HRF Commemorates the Fourth Anniversary of the Death of Cuban Dissident
Jul 18, 2016
Zimbabwe: HRF Welcomes Dropped Charges Against Mawarire; Urges Authorities to Stop Arbitrary Arrests
Jul 13, 2016
Press Release — HRF to Rafael Correa: Stop Muzzling the Media
Press Release — HRF to Rafael Correa: Stop Muzzling the Media
Jul 12, 2016
HRF in the News — HRF in the Washington Post
Jul 11, 2016
Press Release — Infographic: Repression in Venezuela
Jul 6, 2016
Press Release — Saudi Arabia: HRF Publishes Legal Report on Waleed Abu al-Khair
Jun 30, 2016
Press Release — Nicaragua: HRF Condemns Court Ruling Leaving Ortega As Sole Presidential Candidate
Jun 24, 2016
Press Release — OAS: HRF Welcomes Long-Overdue Session Assessing Venezuela’s Democratic Erosion
Jun 21, 2016
Press Release — Cuba: Activists Arrested After Meeting With OAS Secretary General
Jun 17, 2016
Press Release — HRF Met with OAS Chief in the Dominican Republic
Jun 13, 2016
Press Release — HRF to Cuba: Stop Harassing Dissident Doctor
Jun 9, 2016
Press Release — HRF to Almagro: For 8 Years We’ve Urged Suspension of Venezuelan Regime from OAS
Jun 1, 2016
HRF in the News — This Nonprofit Wants the U.S. to Ally With Syria's Dictator
May 28, 2016
VLADIMIR KARA MURZA | RUSSIANS ARE READY FOR DEMOCRACY | 2016
May 25, 2016
#OsloFF News — OFF, the Arab Spring, and Digital Technology
May 12, 2016
Press Release — Uganda: HRF Condemns Social Media Blackout Ahead of Presidential Inauguration
May 11, 2016
Press Release — HRF to Azerbaijan: Drop Criminal Investigation Into Independent Media
May 5, 2016
Press Release —2016 Havel Prize Awarded to Atena Farghadani, Petr Pavlensky, and Umida Akhmedova
Apr 21, 2016
Press Release — Venezuela: HRF Condemns Prison Sentence Against Journalist Who Denounced Corruption
Apr 20, 2016
Press Release — HRF to the Gambia: Investigate Extrajudicial Executions of Political Opponents
Apr 12, 2016
Press Release — Venezuela: HRF Condemns Large-scale, Illegal Wiretapping of Political Opposition
Apr 11, 2016
Press Release — Egypt: Halt Persecution of Civil Society Groups
Mar 30, 2016
Press Release — HRF to Cuba: Stop Harassing El Sexto
Mar 28, 2016
Press Release — Angola: HRF Condemns Convictions and Demands Release of Youth Activists
Press Release — HRF to Nigeria: Withdraw Social Media Bill Targeting Free Speech
HRF in the News — Javier El-Hage writes on Obama's visit to Cuba in El País
Mar 20, 2016
HRF in the News — USA Today visits Flash Drives for Freedom at SXSW
Mar 18, 2016
HRF in the News — Garry Kasparov in Newsweek
Mar 16, 2016
Press Release — HRF to UN: Inquire into Death Threats Against Rosa María Payá in Cuba
Mar 1, 2016
Press Release — HRF Takes College Freedom Forum Global
Feb 25, 2016
Press Release — Egypt: HRF & American University Washington College of Law Submit Petition to UN
Feb 24, 2016
Press Release — HRF to UN: Inquire into Suspicious Death of Oswaldo Payá in Cuba
Feb 11, 2016
Press Release — HRF to Turkey: Free Journalists Can Dündar and Erdem Gül
Feb 10, 2016
Press Release — HRF Supports the First US Exhibit of Cuban Artist El Sexto
Feb 4, 2016
Press Release — HRF to Morocco: Drop Charges Against Human Rights Activists
Jan 29, 2016
Press Release — Ecuador: HRF Condemns Cyber-Attacks Against Free Press Watchdog
Jan 25, 2016
Press Release — Afghanistan: HRF Condemns Taliban Deadly Attack on Tolo News
Jan 21, 2016
HRF in the News — DW quotes HRF on El Sexto's release from Cuban prison
Press Release — Venezuela: HRF Condemns Inhuman Treatment of Leopoldo López’s Wife and Mother
Jan 13, 2016
Press Release — HRF to Saudi Arabia: End Harassment and Drop Charges Against Samar Badawi
Jan 6, 2016
Press Release — HRF to OAS Secretary-General: Apply the Democracy Clause in Venezuela
Dec 22, 2015
Facing Worldwide Scrutiny, Angola Releases Political Prisoners
Dec 17, 2015
Nicki Minaj Shouldn’t Be Performing for Dictators
Nov 16, 2015
Press Release — HRF Awarded Sergei Magnitsky Human Rights Prize
Nov 5, 2015
Press Release — Join HRF for the College Freedom Forum at Stanford
Oct 30, 2015
Press Release — HRF to Cuba: End Harassment and Legal Persecution Against El Sexto
Oct 29, 2015
Press Release — HRF Deplores Election of Dictatorships to Top UN Human Rights Body
Oct 20, 2015
Press Release — HRF Chairman Visits Kazakh Dissident in Prison; Calls on French President
Press Release — HRF, Lantos Foundation, UN Watch to Host Event Opposing Election of Authoritarians
Oct 14, 2015
Press Release — Cuba: HRF Celebrates Life and Legacy of Laura Pollán
Oct 9, 2015
Press Release — Nobel Peace Prize: HRF Welcomes Recognition of Tunisia’s Civil Society
Oct 8, 2015
Press Release — Ecuador: HRF Welcomes Dismissal of Case Against Fundamedios
Oct 2, 2015
Press Release — HRF to Saudi Arabia: Halt Beheading and Crucifixion of Activist Ali Mohammed al-Nim
Sep 24, 2015
Press Release — HRF Releases Report at UN Security Council on the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda
Sep 23, 2015
HRF in the News — HRF pres. on the arrest of his cousin, Leopoldo Lopez, in Venezuela
Sep 17, 2015
HRF in the News — Miami Herald reports on Leopoldo Lopez's arbitrary arrest
Sep 16, 2015
Press Release — Inter-American Court: HRF Welcomes Judgment in Favor of RCTV
Sep 11, 2015
HRF in the News — LA Times on Leopoldo Lopez's sentencing
Sep 10, 2015
Press Release — Venezuela: HRF Condemns 13-Year Prison Sentence Against Leopoldo López
Sep 9, 2015
Press Release — HRF Urges President Obama to Press Saudi King for Release of Imprisoned Activists
Aug 26, 2015
Press Release — HRF to Cuba: Free El Sexto
Aug 25, 2015
Press Release — Egypt: Release Photojournalist “Shawkan;” Dismiss Case Against Him
Aug 19, 2015
Press Release —Venezuela: HRF Condemns $365 Million Lawsuit Against Independent Media
Aug 17, 2015
Press Release — Ecuador: HRF Comments on Arrest of Journalist & Dismissal of Deportation Case
Press Release — Bahrain: Release Ebrahim Sharif; Drop Incitement Charges Against Him
Aug 13, 2015
Press Release — HRF Condemns Threats Against Lead Singer of Porno para Ricardo
Aug 10, 2015
RECAP: HRF puts Gabon’s human rights and corruption crisis in the news
Aug 7, 2015
Press Release — HRF condemns assassination attempt against OFF speaker from Burundi
Jul 31, 2015
Press Release — Celebration of Gabon’s Dictator
Jul 22, 2015
HRF in the News — Foreign Policy on HRF's new legal report about the mysterious death of Payá
Jul 17, 2015
Press Release — Venezuela: HRF Condemns Targeted Twitter Data Collection by Political Police
Jul 1, 2015
Press Release — HRF Welcomes the Release of Swazi Lawyer Thulani Maseko
Jun 28, 2015
HRF in the News — HRF Reports on Oswaldo Paya’s Death
Jun 22, 2015
Press Release — HRF Report on Oswaldo Payá’s Death; Evidence Suggests Government May Have Killed Him
Jul 13, 2011
Press Release — Honduras: HRF Finds Truth Commission Report Conclusive and Balanced