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The U.S. government should support human rights and democracy in Egypt.

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January 26, 2016
Top News Egypt Today on the fifth anniversary of the mass Tahrir Square protests calling for democratic reform in Egypt, Human Rights First released a new blueprint that examines conditions in...
January 25, 2016
Washington, D.C. - On the fifth anniversary of the mass Tahrir Square protests calling for democratic reform in Egypt, Human Rights First today released a new blueprint that examines...
January 21, 2016
Top News Global Refugee Crisis Tomorrow the Senate will take up the American SAFE Act, legislation that would effectively halt the resettlement of vulnerable refugees from Iraq and Syria to...
January 20, 2016
This blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post: Clinging listlessly to the top of the pole in the middle of Tahrir Square the Egyptian flag projects absolute power, a signal of the old...
December 07, 2015
Nearly a year ago, Egyptian police arrested 26 men in a traditional hammam bathhouse under charges of "debauchery." The mass arrest stemmed from collusion between investigative journalist Mona Iraqi...
November 12, 2015
With the detention of prominent human rights defender and investigative journalist Hossam Bahgat, the U.S. government should take this moment to reassess its relationship with the dictatorial...
September 23, 2015
Washington, D.C. – Following news reports that Egypt has pardoned around 100 political prisoners including prominent human rights lawyer Yara Sallam, Human Rights First’s Brian Dooley...


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January 1, 2016

On the fifth anniversary of the mass Tahrir Square protests against Egypt's former President Mubarak that led to his resignation and unleashed a period of continuing political instability, Human Rights First will release a new blueprint on how Congress and the Obama Administration should address the persistent human rights crisis in Egypt.