• HRF Supports the First US Exhibit of Cuban Artist El Sexto

    HRF Supports the First US Exhibit of Cuban Artist El Sexto

    HRF is delighted to announce Danilo “El Sexto” Maldonado Machado’s first art show in the United States. El Sexto, a Cuban graffiti artist and activist, will showcase his work in an exhibition entitled “PORK,” which will take place at Market Gallery in South Beach, Miami, from February 26 to March 16.
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  • Vietnam: HRF Urges Government to Release Human Rights Lawyer

    Vietnam: HRF Urges Government to Release Human Rights Lawyer

    HRF condemns the arbitrary arrest of prominent human rights lawyer Nguyen Van Dai and his colleague Le Thu Ha, and calls on the Vietnamese government to release them immediately. Mr. Nguyen is a well-known advocate for democracy and human rights in Vietnam. On December 16, 2015, Mr. Nguyen and Ms. Le were arrested in their home and office in Hanoi, Vietnam, and have been charged with “conducting propaganda against the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.” They face up to 20 years in prison.
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  • HRF to Morocco: Drop Charges Against Human Rights Activists

    HRF to Morocco: Drop Charges Against Human Rights Activists

    “Over the past three years, Morocco has drastically increased its crackdown on free speech. Criticizing the absolutist monarchy continues to be forbidden by law and harshly punished, but now journalists who simply want to report on Morocco’s reality are increasingly targeted and subject to lengthy prison terms and heavy fines,” said Thor Halvorssen, president of HRF. “If Morocco were a genuine constitutional monarchy, citizen journalism wouldn’t be punished, corruption exposés would be welcomed, and these seven human rights activists wouldn’t be facing criminal charges,” added Halvorssen.
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  • Ecuador: HRF Condemns Cyber-Attacks Against Free Press Watchdog

    Ecuador: HRF Condemns Cyber-Attacks Against Free Press Watchdog

    HRF strongly condemns the multiple denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on Fundamedios, Ecuador’s most prominent free press organization. The attacks come less than two months after an investigation revealed a large-scale hacking campaign against independent media and political opposition that — the evidence suggests — was sponsored by several South American governments, including President Rafael Correa’s.
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  • Afghanistan: HRF Condemns Taliban Deadly Attack on Tolo News

    Afghanistan: HRF Condemns Taliban Deadly Attack on Tolo News

    HRF strongly condemns last week’s Taliban suicide attack on employees of TOLO News, Afghanistan’s first 24-hour news channel. For years, TOLO and its parent company MOBY Group have operated openly under Taliban threats. On January 20, a Taliban bomber detonated explosives, targeting a TOLO bus carrying employees during evening rush hour.
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Feb. 10, 2016 | Press Releases

HRF Supports the First US Exhibit of Cuban Artist El Sexto

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NEW YORK (February 10, 2016) — Human Rights Foundation (HRF) is delighted to announce Danilo “El Sexto” Maldonado Machado’s first art show in the United States. El Sexto, a Cuban graffiti artist and activist, will showcase his work in an exhibition entitled “PORK,” which will take place at Market Gallery in South Beach, Miami, from February 26 to March 16.

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Feb. 9, 2016 | Press Releases

Vietnam: HRF Urges Government to Release Human Rights Lawyer

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NEW YORK (February 9, 2016) — Human Rights Foundation (HRF) condemns the arbitrary arrest of prominent human rights lawyer Nguyen Van Dai and his colleague Le Thu Ha, and calls on the Vietnamese government to release them immediately. Mr. Nguyen is a well-known advocate for democracy and human rights in Vietnam. On December 16, 2015, Mr. Nguyen and Ms. Le were arrested in their home and office in Hanoi, Vietnam, and have been charged with “conducting propaganda against the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.” They face up to 20 years in prison. 

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Feb. 4, 2016 | Press Releases

HRF to Morocco: Drop Charges Against Human Rights Activists

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NEW YORK (February 4, 2016) — Human Rights Foundation (HRF) strongly condemns Morocco’s continued crackdown on freedom of expression, and urges the authorities to drop all charges against seven human rights activists, including five journalists. This group is facing prosecution for organizing a workshop to promote citizen journalism in Morocco. The activists were scheduled to appear in court on January 27 to face charges that include “threatening the internal security of the state,” a criminal offense punishable with up to five years in prison. The trial, which was initially set to take place on November 19, 2015, was once again postponed to March 23.  

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