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May 24, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Egyptian journalists, bloggers, and others who criticize President Morsi and his government today face an increased likelihood of being investigated and harassed for...
April 30, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Today, as Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr, Human Rights First urges him to raise concerns about proposed bills that will...
April 16, 2013
Washington, D.C. – As fears grow about proposed bills that will further repress civil society in Egypt, the United States government should publicly condemn the new legislation and make clear...
April 08, 2013
New York City - Human Rights First today called on Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi to immediately establish a public inquiry into incidents of sectarian violence that have occurred in recent...
April 02, 2013
The harassment of Egyptian comedy talk-show host Bassem Youssef has caught the attention of people across the Arab world, many of whom watch his popular show on satellite television or catch the most...
April 02, 2013
Washington, D.C. – The persecution of Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef – who is currently out on bail after an investigation began into his alleged “threatening public security,” insulting...
March 29, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today issued a reportrecommending steps the U.S. government can take to repair its relationship with Egyptian civil society groups, some of which has...

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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...