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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...
February 22, 2013
New York City – Next week, Secretary of State John Kerry makes his first trip to Egypt since assuming his new post.  Human Rights First says the trip offers Secretary Kerry an opportunity...
February 20, 2013
Washington, DC – Human Rights First praised Secretary of State John Kerry for his University of Virginia remarks making the case that the United States must invest in promoting universal values...
February 13, 2013
Washington, DC – Human Rights First praises President Obama for using his State of the Union address to reaffirm that in its policies towards countries in transition from authoritarianism in...
February 11, 2013
Washington, DC – As President Obama prepares to deliver the State of the Union address, Human Rights First urges him to recommit to the promise of equality and fundamental rights he articulated...
February 10, 2013
Washington, DC – Human Rights First today said that a Cairo court ruling this weekend to block YouTube for 30 days in punishment for the webpage’s showing of an offensive anti-Muslim video that...
February 01, 2013
New York City – Today crisis talks took place between Egypt’s deeply divided political leaders, a move that Human Rights First notes represents a welcome step forward in finding a solution to...

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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...