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October 07, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First condemns the violence that occurred near Cairo on Sunday, which left 51 people dead and more than 240 injured. The organization noted that the weekend’...
September 24, 2013
This afternoon, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold its confirmation hearing for Assistant Secretary of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor nominee Tom Malinowski. The hearing is likely to...
September 20, 2013
When Syrian refugees first arrived in Egypt, they were welcomed as brothers and sisters who, just like their hosts, sought freedom from an oppressive regime. Syrian nationals were given visa-free...
September 18, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First urges members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to ask Ambassador Anne Patterson challenging questions about U.S. policy in the Middle East during...
August 26, 2013
New York City – Human Rights First said today that the targeting of political activists in Egypt further undermines confidence in the military-backed government. Media reports suggest that Egypt...
August 20, 2013
Video streaming by Ustream Egypt is in crisis and the promise of Tahrir Square in early 2011 a distant memory. President Obama has strongly condemned the crackdown on protesters supporting...
August 15, 2013
New York City – Human Rights First praised President Barack Obama’s strong condemnation of the bloody crackdown on those protesters supporting ousted President Mohamed Morsi in Egypt yesterday....

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Issue Brief | June 18, 2015
(London, June 15, 2015) -- Egyptian authorities are increasing their pressure on independent organizations in Egypt that receive foreign funding or have criticized government policies, ten...
Letter | February 13, 2015
Dear President Obama:  We applaud your leadership in convening next week’s White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism, and we welcome your efforts to include civil society...
Transcription | February 10, 2015
Elisa Massimino Keynote Address American Bar Association Mid-Year Meeting Center for Human Rights Annual Luncheon Houston, Texas February 9, 2015. Thank you so much for that kind introduction...
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....