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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 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...
June 12, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First applauds Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MI) for re-introducing his bill to limit assistance to provide tear gas and other riot control items to Middle Eastern...
June 04, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Secretary of State John Kerry’s response to this morning’s guilty verdicts against international and Egyptian nongovernmental organizations misses the mark, says Human Rights...
June 04, 2013
Washington, DC — Human Rights First is disturbed by the convictions of Egyptian and international employees of non-governmental organizations charged with  “operating local offices of...

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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....
Letter | November 06, 2014
November 5, 2014 President Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Obama: We write today to urge more robust engagement by your administration...
Letter | September 24, 2014
Dear Mr. President: We are dismayed that during your brief stay in New York for the United Nations General Assembly you will include Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on the short list of...
Letter | March 11, 2014
An open letter from Human Rights First President and CEO Elisa Massimino calling upon President Barack Obama to urge the government of Saudi Arabia to cooperate with the United States in actions...