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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....
August 14, 2013
As Egyptian security forces crack down on Morsi supporters, Human Rights First’s Brian Dooley is in Cairo meeting with human rights activists there. With Dooley's help, we're posting updates on...
August 14, 2013
New York City – The terrible violence in Cairo, reported to be spreading to other parts of Egypt, is an indication of the failure of U.S. policy to respond to the rapidly changing circumstances...
August 13, 2013
Cairo is abuzz with talk of “dispersals" of the two long-running sit-ins by supporters of deposed president Morsi. Many expected the police to clear the protests today but so far they remain. The...
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...

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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...
Report | January 22, 2014
Human Rights First's report describes how the Egyptian government is increasingly targeting non-violent dissenters through widespread repression in Egypt, stifling basic freedoms and exacerbating the...
Opinions | January 09, 2014
By Tad Stanke, Human Rights First Since the removal of President Morsi from office in July, Egypt’s vulnerable Christian minority has been caught in the middle of a highly destructive zero-sum...
Blueprint | December 03, 2013
Blueprint for U.S. Government Policy  Human Rights First issued a new blueprint for U.S. government policy in Egypt detailing steps the United States should take to help arrest Egypt’s...