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April 21, 2015 Since lifting the hold on military assistance to Egypt at the end of last month, high level contacts between the United States and the government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi have...
April 20, 2015 Last week an Egyptian court issued a decision that escalates government-sanctioned homophobia and may set a disturbing precedent. The court upheld a ban against a Libyan man from re-entering the...
March 31, 2015 New York City – Following news reports that President Obama has lifted the hold on release of military aid to Egypt, Human Rights First urged the administration to use the United States'...
March 10, 2015 Washington, D.C. -  Human Rights First today urged the Obama Administration to press the Saudi government to ease its crackdown on civil society, speak out against sectarian incitement, and...
March 06, 2015 Last week police arrested seven "transsexuals," as termed in official statements, at a nightclub in a popular tourist area of central Cairo. The arrestees will be charged under the...
February 19, 2015 Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First welcomed President Obama’s speech today at the White House Summit to Counter Violent Extremism (CVE), in which he affirmed...
February 18, 2015 Top News White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism This week, the White House will a host a three-day “Countering Violent Extremism” summit to address “domestic and international efforts...

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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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