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April 11, 2014
By Molly Hofsomer From the opening black screen cloaked in the cries of protest, “We are the Giant” humanizes the complex revolutions of the Arab uprisings by following the stories of a few...
April 10, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today urged the United States to condition its approval and support for the government in Cairo on clear progress towards human rights goals. The call came...
April 03, 2014
By Mai El-Sadany When 31-year-old farmer Omar Abdul Maged rode his donkey through Ashraf Village in Egypt’s Qena province, put a military style cap over the donkey’s head, and covered the donkey’s...
March 26, 2014
By Emily Price Twitter and other social media outlets are a blessing and a curse for human rights defenders. On one hand, they are great for getting the word out. On the other hand, they...
March 24, 2014
Washington, DC – Human Rights First today expressed deep concern over reports that hundreds of Egyptians have been sentenced to death for the killing of a police officer who died during last year’s...
March 20, 2014
By Dawes Cooke Yesterday’s editorial by the Washington Post is a sobering counterpoint to Secretary of State John Kerry’s optimism about Egypt and its path toward democracy. Human Rights First has...
March 11, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today called upon President Barack Obama to urge the government of Saudi Arabia to cooperate with the United States in actions to ease regional conflicts and...

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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.

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