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June 04, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Secretary of State John Kerry’s response to this morning’s guilty verdicts against international and Egyptian nongovernmental organizations misses the mark, says Human Rights...
June 04, 2013
Washington, DC — Human Rights First is disturbed by the convictions of Egyptian and international employees of non-governmental organizations charged with  “operating local offices of...
May 31, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today urged the Egyptian court to drop all charges against video blogger Ahmed Anwar, who is due to appear at a legal hearing tomorrow in Tanta. Anwar is being...
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...

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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...