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July 17, 2014
By Eric Eikenberry The polls are in (the most recent Pew Research Center poll, that is), and at 85% disapproval, Egyptians have a less favorable view of the United States than any other nation...
July 14, 2014
Top News CHILDREN AT THE BORDER Just days after President Obama released the details of his $3.7 billion proposed supplemental funding request to address the surge in unaccompanied minors crossing...
July 10, 2014
By Eric Eikenberry Acknowledging the damage that the sentencing of three Al Jazeera journalists has done to his regime’s already tarnished reputation, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi recently said...
June 26, 2014
Washington, D.C.  - Human Rights First today expressed concern over reports that the Egyptian government is preparing to adopt a new, repressive law governing the functioning of non-...
June 24, 2014
On Sunday, Secretary of State John Kerry spoke in Cairo following his meetings with Egyptian Foreign Minister, Sameh Shoukry and Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.   Although bi-...
June 23, 2014
Top News CRISIS IN IRAQ Secretary of State John Kerry is in Iraq to meet with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, Iraq’s foreign minister, as well as the country’s Shiite and Sunni leaders. Kerry is...
June 11, 2014
By Eric Eikenberry Bassem Youssef’s decision to end “El Bernameg”—his weekly satirical take on Egyptian politics and society widely watched in the Arab world—reflects the murky understanding...

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Letter | March 11, 2014
An open letter from Human Rights First President and CEO Elisa Massimino calling upon President Barack Obama to urge the government of Saudi Arabia to cooperate with the United States in actions...
Report | January 22, 2014
Human Rights First's report describes how the Egyptian government is increasingly targeting non-violent dissenters through widespread repression in Egypt, stifling basic freedoms and exacerbating the...
Opinions | January 09, 2014
By Tad Stanke, Human Rights First Since the removal of President Morsi from office in July, Egypt’s vulnerable Christian minority has been caught in the middle of a highly destructive zero-sum...
Blueprint | December 03, 2013
Blueprint for U.S. Government Policy  Human Rights First issued a new blueprint for U.S. government policy in Egypt detailing steps the United States should take to help arrest Egypt’s...