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Triumphant Turkey PM renews pledge to crackdown on rivals

  /  April 8, 2014  /  Politics  /  1 Comment

The scandal has played out with a spate of wiretaps and social media leaks implicating Erdogan in graft and exposing high-level security talks weighing military action in Syria.

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Amnesty International demands ‘immediate and unconditional’ release of activists

  /  April 5, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Human rights group along, with friends and family, reiterate support for Maher, Adel and Douma

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Two Spanish journalists freed in Syria: colleagues

  /  March 30, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

El Mundo correspondent Javier Espinosa, 49, and freelance photographer Ricardo Garcia Vilanova, 42, were “freed and handed over to the Turkish military”, the Spanish newspaper said on its website.

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Egypt should adhere to democratic road map: White House

  /  March 29, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

White House expresses concern about “the detention of journalists, of political activists, and… death sentences for such a shockingly large number of people” in Egypt

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‘No particular progress’ in 2013: EU report

  /  March 29, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

EU’s annual European Neighbourhood Policy Report on Egypt says little progress was made in Egypt last year

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Human rights group calls for UN investigation into ‘systematic campaign of killing’ at hands of interim government

  /  March 26, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

Swiss-based Alkarama condemns Egyptian judiciary for failing to uphold “human rights” and “accountability”

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Twitter ban widens rift between Turkey’s leaders ahead of vote

  /  March 25, 2014  /  Politics  /  3 Comments

Turkey’s 10 million Twitter users were banned Thursday from accessing the site after Erdogan vowed to “wipe out” the messaging service, which has been used by to publish damaging allegations against his government.

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AFTE demands transparency in fact-finding committees

  /  March 24, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Rights group to sue presidency for violating constitution

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Abdel Fatah, Abdel Rahman released on bail

  /  March 23, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Demonstrators accused of protesting without a permit

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Furious reaction, political split after Turkey bans Twitter

  /  March 22, 2014  /  Business  /  2 Comments

Industry Minister Fikri Isik said talks with Twitter were taking place and the ban would be lifted if the San Francisco-based firm appointed a representative in Turkey and agreed to block specific content when requested by Turkish courts.

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Palestinians protest Jerusalem marathon

  /  March 22, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

Police arrested four of them and dispersed the rest “with ease,” she said, adding that the race had “continued as normal”.

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Amnesty International demands civilian trial for Ikhwanweb editor, others

  /  March 22, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Muslim Brotherhood members face military trial for trying to cross border into Sudan

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Coalition of Egyptian human rights groups releases report to UN

  /  March 19, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

The report released in preparation for Universal Periodic Review scheduled for October

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Security forces raid press conference on Rabaa dispersal organised by Anti-Coup Alliance

  /  March 18, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Two of the event organisers were arrested, one is still detained in an undisclosed location, says Anti Coup Alliance Spokesman

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ANHRI condemns attack on journalists during press syndicate clash

  /  March 18, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Rights group calls assaults “clear violations of freedom of expression”

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Human Rights Watch, UN call on Egyptian and Sudanese authorities to protect refugees

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

Human Rights Watch report documents widespread rape, torture, murder and extortion against Eritrean refugees

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Foreign ministry summons 13 ambassadors over human rights statement

  /  March 15, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Assistant foreign minister says statement “full of fallacies”

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Egyptian representative to UN addresses human rights concerns

  /  March 11, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Walid Mahmoud Abdel Nasser says Egypt determined to build democratic institutions, protect human rights

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UN statement on human rights not balanced or accurate: Foreign ministry

  /  March 9, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Ministry spokesman says security forces have acted with the “utmost restraint and in accordance with the law”

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27 UN members urge Egypt to stop harassing dissidents

  /  March 8, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

In a joint declaration, countries call for greater accountability, press freedom and “full civilian control over all branches of government”

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Human rights in Egypt under international spotlight

  /  March 4, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Coalition of international NGOs calls on UN Human Rights Council to address Egypt’s human rights situation

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Egyptian foreign ministry accuses US of ‘double standards’ on human rights

  /  March 1, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Foreign ministry reacts to annual US report on human rights

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Morsi and his aides deserve a fair trial: Amnesty International

  /  February 15, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Human rights group calls on Egyptian authorities to respect detainees’ rights

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EU human rights envoy denied access to prisoners

  /  February 13, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

The EU Special Representative was turned away days after Ministry of Interior issued a statement welcoming prison visits from human rights representatives

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‘I wanted to lie down and die’

  /  February 11, 2014  /  In Focus  /  3 Comments

New report by Human Rights Watch slams Egypt and Sudan in trafficking and torture of Eritreans

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Op-ed review: The deep state and Samy Anan

  /  February 8, 2014  /  Opinion  /  2 Comments

Has the deep state returned? Saad Eddin Ibrahim Al Masry Al Youm Newspaper Sociologist Saad Eddin Ibrahim begins his column by discussing the origin of the term “deep state”.  He explains that the term is read the rest…

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25 January protesters faced human rights violations: Amnesty International

  /  February 5, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

New report details protestors being subjected to beatings and electric shock

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UN Human Rights Office urges release of all imprisoned journalists

  /  February 1, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

International criticism of the decision to try 20 Al Jazeera employees continues to pour in

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EBRD hiding head in the sand on Egypt democracy

  /  January 28, 2014  /  Opinion  /  1 Comment

By Kuba Gogolewski Individual rights, gender equality, freedom of religion, freedom of thought and opinion, freedom of press, the right to go on strike — all these and other rights and freedoms are enshrined in read the rest…

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AFP photo depicts ‘child endangerment’: Human rights lawyer

  /  January 28, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

The law defines endangering children as exposing them to any type of danger, whether physically, psychologically, morally or in any other way, with a penalty that can reach up to six months in prison.

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