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February 02, 2011
Washington, DC --i Tonight, President Obama called for a peaceful transition of power in Egypt, one that incorporates input from across the political spectrum and reflects support for the fundamental...
February 01, 2011
Washington, DC – As protests and cries for reform intensify in Egypt, Human Rights First International Policy Advisor Neil Hicks will offer commentary and discuss the organization’s policy...
February 01, 2011
Washington, DC – Today, Human Rights First in coalition with 50 other civil rights and human rights organizations urged Congressional leadership to object to divisive hearings that House Homeland...
February 01, 2011
Washington, DC –Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has announced that he will not be a candidate for the Presidency in elections scheduled for September or October, but that he will remain in office to...
February 01, 2011
Washington, DC – A year after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declared the “freedom to connect” to be a Fifth Freedom, as important to human liberty as the Four Freedoms Franklin D. Roosevelt...
January 31, 2011
New York City – Human Rights First is calling on the Obama Administration to take steps to ensure ongoing protests in Egypt do not turn into a bloodbath. Specifically, the group is urging President...
January 28, 2011
New York City – Events have escalated in Egypt to the point that the government has imposed a nationwide curfew and called the army on to the streets. In response, the Obama Administration has...
January 25, 2011
New York City – A federal judge today sentenced Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani to life in prison for assisting in the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in East Africa that killed 224 people and wounded...
January 25, 2011
New York City – In Cairo and other Egyptian cities, thousands of people are taking part in unauthorized street protests against the government of President Hosni Mubarak.  Protesters are calling for...
January 20, 2011
Washington, DC – In response to news reports that Secretary of Defense Robert Gates will soon lift the current ban on bringing new charges in the nation’s flawed military commissions system, Human...

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