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September 12, 2014
Washington, D.C.  – Human Rights First today said that the ongoing trial of 23 people who are being prosecuted for violating Egypt's anti-protest law is evidence that Egypt is not on a path...
August 27, 2014
New York City – Following the death of prominent Egyptian human rights lawyer Ahmed Seif el-Islam, Human Rights First’s Neil Hicks issued the following statement: "We are saddened to...
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 10, 2014
New York City  - Human Rights First today urged the U.S. government to link its support of the Egyptian government to progress on the protection of basic human rights and freedoms. As Egypt’s...
June 04, 2014
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today described the White House’s response to the Egyptian presidential elections as misleading and damaging to U.S. credibility in the region. The official...
June 03, 2014
Washington, DC – Today, Human Rights First’s Neil Hicks and other members of the Working Group on Egypt urged President Obama to overhaul U.S. policy toward Egypt following the sham election of...
May 01, 2014
Washington D.C. - Human Rights First applauds Senator Patrick J. Leahy (D-VT) for his leadership in placing a hold on the resumption of military assistance to Egypt in response to the state violence...

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Blueprint | December 10, 2014
The United States government is confronted with a series of decisions about how to respond to a deepening political, economic, and human rights crisis in Egypt. Egypt remains important to U.S....
Letter | November 06, 2014
November 5, 2014 President Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Obama: We write today to urge more robust engagement by your administration...
Letter | September 24, 2014
Dear Mr. President: We are dismayed that during your brief stay in New York for the United Nations General Assembly you will include Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on the short list of...
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...