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.
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.