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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...
April 28, 2014 Washington D.C.  – Human Rights First today urged the Obama Administration to promote human rights during meetings this week with Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy. Fahmy’s diplomatic...
April 23, 2014 Washington, D.C.  – Human Rights First today expressed serious concern over reports that the Obama Administration will resume some military aid to Egypt, including the delivery of ten Apache...
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...

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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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