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November 07, 2014
An Egyptian court sentenced eight men to three years imprisonment for attending a gay wedding ceremony on the Nile. The event came to light when YouTube videos from the boat went viral. Saturday...
November 06, 2014
New York City  - Human Rights First today urged President Obama to follow through on pledges to support a robust civil society in Egypt and press Egyptian President Abdel Fattah...
October 27, 2014
Top News TORTURE Twelve Nobel Peace Prize laureates are calling on President Obama to release the Senate intelligence committee’s long-anticipated CIA torture report and make “full disclosure to...
October 26, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First expressed concern over today’s sentencing of 23 Egyptian activists for violating restrictive anti-protest laws. The activists, including prominent human rights...
October 23, 2014
This is a cross post from The Huffington Post Dictatorships do a great deal more to create and maintain violent religious extremism than liberalization has done or will ever do, contrary to...
October 22, 2014
The military commission trials at the prison camp in Guantanamo Bay have been fraught with problems. Hearings are often cancelled at the last minute, and only eight people—of the hundreds who have...
October 16, 2014
By Carolyn Greco   Twenty four defendants charged with violating Egypt’s controversial protest law may hear a verdict on October 26, according to a ruling today in a Cairo court. Prominent...

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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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