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January 08, 2015 Last fall Gambia passed a repressive law targeting the LGBT community, making acts of “aggravated homosexuality” punishable by life imprisonment. Three men were arrested in December, the first to be...
January 06, 2015 Egypt is in the midst of a broad human rights and civil society crackdown: jailing journalists and activists, raiding and harassing NGOs, using violence against protesters, and sentencing people to...
December 22, 2014 Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today urged the U.S. Government  to press Egypt to dismiss the case against 23 prisoners arrested in June 2014 for allegedly taking part in a political...
December 19, 2014 By Carolyn Greco Ninety-five percent of women surveyed have been subjected to sexual harassment in Cairo, according to a new study released by HarassMap, a project that aims to end the social...
December 16, 2014 This is cross posted from The Huffington Post: The Egyptian government has put out mixed explanations as to why it denied entry to prominent scholar and analyst Michele Dunne of the...
December 15, 2014 This is a cross post from The Huffington Post:  New U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Stephen Beecroft is expected to arrive in Cairo in the coming weeks to start work. Although he doesn't decide...
December 15, 2014 New York City – Human Rights First today said that the national security waiver attached to  Egyptian aid provisions for FY 2015 in the new omnibus spending package is a setback for the...

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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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