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April 30, 2019 Washington, D.C.—In response to reports that the Trump Administration could imminently designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign terrorist organization, Human Rights First’s Brian Dooley issued...
April 19, 2019 This weekend, Egyptians will vote on a controversial referendum to amend the country’s constitution to prolong President Abdel Al Fattah Sisi's tenure in office. The vote will extend Sisi’s...
April 05, 2019 Washington, D.C.—Ahead of next week’s White House visit by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Human Rights First today called on the Trump Administration to raise Egypt’s dismal human rights...
February 26, 2019 The 18-year-old Egyptian was arrested for excessive partying, imprisoned, and tortured. Guards suspended him from the ceiling, flogged, and electrocuted him. Shortly after, a recently released...
February 25, 2019 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today released a new report documenting ISIS recruitment in Egypt’s prison system. Like a Fire in a Forest: ISIS Recruitment in Egypt’s Prisons...
February 07, 2019 Earlier this week, the U.S. Embassy in Cairo decided to weigh in on the crisis in Venezuela, tweeting that the Maduro government is “destroying” the country and that its people “have suffered...
January 10, 2019 Washington, D.C.—In response to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s speech from American University in Cairo this morning, Brian Dooley, senior advisor at Human Rights First, issued the following...

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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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