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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...
March 26, 2013
Cairo, Egypt – Unloved and dejected, the Egyptian policeman’s lot is not a happy one. I’m on a research trip to Cairo and it’s hard to see how the country’s police will ever establish the trust and...
March 14, 2013
Charles Krauthammer this week grudgingly came out in support of continuing U.S. financial aid, despite the many disconcerting human rights developments in President Morsi’s Egypt.  However, he...
March 05, 2013
Washington, DC – Human Rights First today said that positive statements from Secretary of State John Kerry during his visit to Egypt over the weekend will not be sufficient to overcome...

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April 4, 2014

On May 7, 2014, Human Rights First hosts the NY premiere of the film WE ARE THE GIANT, a movie profiling the plights of seven activists involved in the various national uprisings of the Arab Spring.

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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...
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...