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Egypt chides Turkey for human rights violations

  /  January 28, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

“Egypt’s speech a snap back to Turkey’s interference in Egyptian affairs,” says analyst

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Shaimaa Al-Sabbagh died near Tahrir of birdshot to the back: Forensic Authority

  /  January 25, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Socialist Popular Alliance, activists blame police for ‘excessive’ use of force

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Civil society in Egypt is powerful and diverse: Abu Saada

  /  January 22, 2015  /  interviews  /  No Comments

Organisations have right to criticise human rights situation as long as they do not serve a political party

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HRW lambasts Egypt’s prisons for deaths, torture

  /  January 21, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

“Authorities are more aggressive when it comes to detained political activists,” says lawyer

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Alaa Abdel Fattah transferred to military hospital but health stable: Mona Seif

  /  January 20, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah has been on hunger strike for 79 days

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Al-Sisi celebrates Police Day, days ahead of 25 January anniversary

  /  January 20, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

President announced killing of 208 militants in “fight against terrorism”

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Egyptian judiciary violates human rights: German official

  /  January 17, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Christoph Strässer discusses the Protest Law, freedom of speech and the NGOs law as part of fighting terrorism, says Germany is accused of targeting Egypt

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Prosecution appeals Ramsis bathhouse verdict

  /  January 13, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Defendants were charged with participating and organising same-sex “orgies”

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26 Ramsis bathhouse defendants acquitted

  /  January 12, 2015  /  Politics  /  2 Comments

Defendants’ lawyer vows to file lawsuit against journalist who reported and filmed the arrests

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NGO to submit 200 names for presidential pardon request in protest cases

  /  January 5, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Students most likely to be pardoned and released, say experts

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Ramses bath house trial verdict postponed to 12 January

  /  January 5, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Defence questions legality of arrests, accuses police of allowing media to film arrests

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NGOs’ reports slam judicial, security and economic system of 2014

  /  January 4, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

“Decisions that affect the entire populations are made in a legislative vacuum, without transparency and in the absence of accountability mechanisms,” says EIPR

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Presidential pardon for Protest Law detainees expected: Human rights advocates

  /  January 3, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Expected on list include Ahmed Douma, Mohamed Soltan, Sanaa Seif, Yara Sallam

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Press Syndicate chairman’s controversial statements shed light on press dilemma

  /  December 30, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

“Inherited” press law “outdated” and “suspended”: Experts

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1,191 reported sexual harassment cases in 100 days: Report

  /  December 29, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

82.3% of eye witnesses to the harassment do not interfere or help the victim, says Harassmap

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2 policemen detained pending investigations on rape charges

  /  December 22, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

The incident allegedly took place in Shubra Al-Kheima over a week ago

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First court session for high-profile Ramses ‘gay’ bathhouse case postponed

  /  December 22, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Accused protested their innocence and reported daily beatings, while families were ejected from the courtroom as they asked journalists not to photograph the accused

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Over 150 arrested on charges of ‘debauchery’ since 30 June: EIPR

  /  December 21, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Bath house raid one of many cases of clampdown on homosexuality since ouster of former President Mohamed Morsi

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New US ambassador arrives in Egypt as Al-Sisi and Obama discuss bilateral ties

  /  December 20, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Phone call between two leaders covered regional security and human rights

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Mohamed Soltan in intensive care for 4th time

  /  December 17, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

The detained activist has been on hunger strike for 325 days and refused medical treatment

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714 protests in Egypt in November, Islamists’ revolution and Mubarak verdict major triggers: Democracy Index

  /  December 17, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Report warns of ‘angry’ movements and ‘violent’ state strategy next 25 January anniversary

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Resumption of military aid to Egypt part of US spending bill for 2015

  /  December 14, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

A new clause permits Secretary of State to bypass democratic conditions on aid

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Over 45,000 NGOs register at Ministry of Social Solidarity: El-Helw

  /  December 8, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

An online database will be completed by end of December for detailed information about NGOs operating in Egypt

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Racism, violence, exploitation afflict life of Sudanese refugees in Cairo

  /  December 1, 2014  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

During the 2011 revolution almost 45,000 refugees came into Egypt because there was no supervision on the borders

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Mubarak verdict sparks angry reactions

and   /  November 30, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Students vow to protest on campus; parties to sue Mubarak

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Government performance under Al-Sisi could be better: Saad Eddin Ibrahim

  /  November 30, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Long pre-trial detention periods one of the current political flaws, says secretary general of the Ibn Khaldoun Centre in Cairo

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Health ministry launches medical protocol for victims of gender-based violence

  /  November 24, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  1 Comment

One in three women around the world has reported an experience of violence, 38% of all murder crimes against women were by their partners

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Rights groups seek dialogue with government

  /  November 18, 2014  /  Politics  /  1 Comment

Groups aim to discuss independence of civic associations, fearing NGO law will lead to government interference

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Human Rights Watch denounces Al-Sisi’s decree allowing military trials for civilians

  /  November 17, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  4 Comments

The law represents “another nail in the coffin of justice in Egypt”, says programme director

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EOHR expresses concern as deadline passes for NGO registration

  /  November 10, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Activation of NGO law is “inconsistent with international conventions and the Egyptian constitution”, says rights group

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