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August 10, 2021 Twelve men on death row in Egypt are awaiting imminent execution for their alleged part in the 2013 Cairo sit-in protests. The 12 were sentenced to death in a sham mass trial of 739 defendants,...
August 02, 2021 A few months ago, when the Biden administration was talking about “putting human rights at the center of foreign policy,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken met online with a group of leading human...
April 28, 2021 When Hoda Ahmed heard her son Abdelrahman Elshwekh had been severely tortured in Egypt’s Minya prison she went on social media and asked for help. On Monday night, security officers raided her...
August 26, 2020 WASHINGTON -- Sentencing human rights defenders (HRDs) to long terms in prison is no way to confront terrorism, Human Rights First said today in response to the conviction of leading Egyptian human...
June 24, 2020 WASHINGTON — Human Rights First is alarmed at reports that journalist Nora Younis was arrested at her office in Maadi earlier today. She was recognized with a Human Rights Defender award by Human...
March 28, 2020 Four Reasons Middle East Governments Should Release Prisoners  Brian Dooley Senior Advisor The clamor to release elderly, sick, and political prisoners is growing. Dozens of NGOs and...
February 10, 2020 Members of Congress Should Question Egyptian Ambassador About Rights Activist Brian Dooley Senior Advisor Another prominent human rights defender has been seized, detained and tortured by...

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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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