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August 07, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today expressed concern that intensive diplomatic efforts to produce a solution to Egypt’s immediate human rights crisis appear to have failed. ...
August 02, 2013
New York City – Human Rights First today expresses concern over Secretary of State Kerry’s recent remarks during a television appearance in Pakistan that the “Egyptian military did not take over...
July 26, 2013
Regrettably, Tom Friedman’s policy advice on Egypt ("Egypt's Three Revolutions") is simply counseling the Obama administration to continue making the same mistakes that have bedeviled U.S. policy...
July 18, 2013
Though former CIA acting-director John McLaughlin’s recent piece for CNN accurately captures al Qaeda’s degraded global capacity to coordinate operations, his conclusion – that the United...
July 15, 2013
Washington, D.C. – While he is in Egypt this week, Deputy Secretary of State William Burns rightly began to outline to the new Egyptian government and to the Egyptian people key U.S. government...
July 09, 2013
Washington, D.C. – As Egypt’s interim leaders announce their plan to elect a new president and parliament within the next six months, Human Rights First has detailed six levers the United States...
July 03, 2013
Washington, DC – Following today’s military intervention in Egypt and the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s new leadership has a responsibility to prioritize human rights and respect for the...

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