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President Obama has taken plenty of criticism for downgrading U.S. support for human rights and its defenders.

Frontline human rights defenders from around the globe met today in the Roosevelt Room in the West Wing of the White House with President Obama and senior administration officials to discuss ways that the United States can counter the deterioration of human rights around the world. The activists are in Washington, D.C. for a summit hosted by Freedom House and Human Rights First.

Freedom House calls upon the Egyptian government to live up to its human rights commitments by revoking the emergency law and holding transparent elections with local and international observers present for the entire electoral process.

Freedom House, the Moscow Helsinki Group and the Youth Human Rights Movement announced a new partnership today, aimed at strengthening ties between civil society groups in Russia and the United States in order to jointly support democracy, rule of law, and human rights activists worldwide.

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