Whistleblower detained after exposing Mauritanian President’s Ponzi scheme
NEW YORK (March 22, 2019) — The Human Rights Foundation (HRF) condemns the arbitrary arrest of transparency activist and whistleblowerRead more.
Announcing Manal al-Sharif’s Freedom Drive Campaign
The Human Rights Foundation is delighted to announce that Manal al-Sharif – the pioneering Saudi women’s rights advocate, Oslo Freedom Forum speaker, and author of Daring to Drive – willRead more.
HRF entregó primer Premio Rómulo Betancourt a la Diplomacia Democrática
CIUDAD DE MÉXICO (14 de marzo de 2019) — Human Rights Foundation (HRF) realizó la entrega del Premio Rómulo Betancourt a la Diplomacia DemocráticaRead more.
Egyptian Photojournalist Shawkan Released After Five Years in Arbitrary Detention
NEW YORK (March 5, 2019) — The Human Rights Foundation (HRF) celebrates yesterday’s release of award-winning photojournalist Mahmoud Abou Zeid,Read more.
HRF’s statement on North Korea and Otto Warmbier
NEW YORK (March 1, 2019) — Earlier this week, the second summit between North Korea and the United StatesRead more.
HRF to UN Special Rapporteur: Defend the Free Speech of North Korean Defectors and Human Rights Activists in South Korea
NEW YORK (February 27, 2019) — In a joint letter addressed to the U.N. special rapporteur on the situation ofRead more.
Maduro Regime Must Refrain from Violence and Allow Humanitarian Aid
NEW YORK (February 22, 2019) — The Human Rights Foundation (HRF) demands that Venezuelan dictatorship allow humanitarian aid to enter theRead more.
HRF anuncia entrega del primer Premio Rómulo Betancourt a la Diplomacia Democrática
CIUDAD DE MÉXICO (21 de febrero de 2019) — Human Rights Foundation (HRF) se complace en anunciar la entrega inauguralRead more.
TIME Person of the Year Maria Ressa Arrested in the Philippines
NEW YORK (February 13, 2019) — The Human Rights Foundation (HRF) condemns the arbitrary arrest of Maria Ressa, renowned journalist and vocalRead more.
HRF Chairman Garry Kasparov Recognizes Juan Guaidó as the Acting President of Venezuela
STATEMENT OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE OF THE FREE RUSSIA FORUM TO RECOGNIZE JUAN GUAIDÓ AS THE ACTING PRESIDENT OFRead more.
HRF Urges World-Renowned Artists to Cancel Concert in Saudi Arabia
RIYAD, Saudi Arabia (January 29, 2019) — Mariah Carey , Tiësto, and Sean Paul will travel to Saudi Arabia to perform at King Abdullah EconomicRead more.
Venezuela: HRF Welcomes International Recognition of Juan Guaidó as President
NEW YORK (January 23, 2019) — The Human Rights Foundation (HRF) welcomes the recent statements by numerous heads of stateRead more.
HRF to UN: Investigate Arbitrary Detention of Hervé Mombo Kinga in Gabon
HRF submitted a petition to the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention requesting an investigation into Hervé Mombo Kinga’s detentionRead more.
Why Bitcoin Matters for Freedom
By ALEX GLADSTEIN December 28, 2018 Gladstein is Chief Strategy Officer at the Human Rights Foundation and Guest Lecturer atRead more.
HRF to INTERPOL: Reject Turkey’s Request for Red Notice for Enes Kanter
In a letter to INTERPOL, HRF called on the international police organization to reject the Turkish regime’s request to issueRead more.
OFF Speaker Evan Mawarire Arrested in Zimbabwe During Crackdown
NEW YORK (January 16, 2019) — The Human Rights Foundation (HRF) condemns the arbitrary arrest of nonviolent activist and pastor Evan Mawarire, and callsRead more.
Enes Kanter: Anyone who speaks out against Erdogan is a target. That includes me.
By Enes KanterJanuary 15 at 9:38 AM Enes Kanter is a center for the New York Knicks of the National BasketballRead more.
HRF to Speak on Bolivia at the Inter-American Commission
WASHINGTON (December 5, 2018) — Today, the Human Rights Foundation (HRF), along with the Bolivian nonprofit Observatory for Human RightsRead more.
‘Ideas Cannot Be Killed With Weapons.’ Why the Assassination of Syria’s Most Prominent Citizen Journalist Matters
By PRACHI VIDWANS Vidwans is a research associate at the Human Rights Foundation. A year ago, I spentRead more.
HRF Urges Black Eyed Peas and Enrique Iglesias to Cancel Concert in Saudi Arabia
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (November 30, 2018) — On December 13th and 14th, world-famous recording artists the Black Eyed Peas, EnriqueRead more.
OFF Speaker Raed Fares Assassinated in Syria
NEW YORK (November 24, 2018) – The Human Rights Foundation (HRF) mourns the death of Syrian civil society leader andRead more.
Jamal Khashoggi’s Writings From the Oslo Freedom Forum
Just months before his murder in Istanbul, Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi attended the Oslo Freedom Forum in Norway. He wroteRead more.
UN Elects Dictatorships to Human Rights Council Yet Again
NEW YORK (October 12, 2018) — Today, the United Nations General Assembly elected six notorious dictatorships — Bahrain, Bangladesh, Cameroon,Read more.
HRF Congratulates Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and OFF Speaker Denis Mukwege
Congolese Doctor and OFF Speaker Denis Mukwege wins Nobel Peace Prize This morning, Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege and Yazidi activistRead more.
HRF to UN: Investigate Arbitrary Arrests in Cambodia and Iran
NEW YORK (October 4, 2018) — Today, the Human Rights Foundation (HRF) submitted two individual complaints to the United NationsRead more.
#ErdoganOut: HRF ad campaign condemns Erdogan during UNGA
HRF launches a social media campaign condemning Turkish president Erdogan during his visit to New York for the UNGA HRFRead more.
Wear Your Values at New York Fashion Week
This year for NYFW, HRF partnered with Athleta and took over its flagship store on 5th Ave for a full day ofRead more.
Flash Drives for Freedom TOPS THE FRONT PAGE OF THE INTERNET
HRF’s Flash Drives for Freedom Goes Viral NEW YORK (August 18, 2018) — A photo of the Human Rights Foundation’s Flash Drives for FreedomRead more.
OFF Taiwan in the New York Times
Our upcoming Oslo Freedom Forum in Taiwan was covered by the New York Times. Here is an excerpt.Read more.
North Korea Denounces Flash Drives for Freedom
Yesterday, the North Korean dictatorship denounced HRF’s Flash Drives for Freedom program in its state-run newspaper. NEW YORK (September 6,Read more.
Hong Kong activist decries ‘colonial invasion’ in defiant speech
HRF urges the Chinese government to respect freedom of speech in Hong Kong. Read more in the Guardian. A Hong Kong pro-independenceRead more.
Burundi Sentences Nonviolent Activist to Five Years in Prison
The Human Rights Foundation condemns sentencing nonviolent activist to five years in prison NEW YORK (August 24, 2018) — TheRead more.
Jailed Reporter in Myanmar Challenges Prosecution’s Version of His Arrest
Wa Lone, Burmese journalist jailed for reporting on the massacre of Rohingya, is challenging the prosecution’s story. HONG KONG —Read more.
Saudi Arabia expels Canadian ambassador after arrests of Saudi activists
The Saudi regime expelled the Canadian ambassador after criticism of its recent arrest of Saudi women’s rights activists (The WashingtonRead more.
Belarus Detains 18 Journalists in Raids at Independent Outlets
HRF condemns the arrest of 18 journalists in Belarus during a crackdown on independent media. Read more in NY Times.Read more.
HRF TO EGYPT: INVESTIGATE THE ARBITRARY DETENTION OF MAHMOUD ABOU ZEID (aka SHAWKAN)
NEW YORK (February 24, 2016) — Human Rights Foundation (HRF) filed an individual complaint with the U.N. Working Group onRead more.