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Security Council calls for ceasefire, Gaza death toll rises

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

UN Security Council expresses “concern” over Gaza crisis, Palestinian death toll surpasses 500

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EU parliament calls for ban on export of military, surveillance equipment to Egypt

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

European parliament passes a resolution on Thursday listing Egyptian human rights violations

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Egypt deteriorates to 31st on Fragile State Index; worsening political climate at forefront

  /  July 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

The index used this data to rate countries across 12 social, economic, and political indicators (and over 100 sub-indicators).

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Amnesty International denies reports they were invited to work with Fact-Finding Committee

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

No offer of cooperation made, said international human rights watchdog

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Human rights are a chief concern: Al-Sisi

  /  July 8, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

President meets with NCHR head

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Photojournalist captures life in Upper Egypt’s quarries

  /  July 6, 2014  /  Culture  /  3 Comments

More than 20,000 unregistered workers risk life and limb to mine the mountain, often starting work as young as 9 years old

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Egypt has witnessed catastrophic decline in human rights: Amnesty International

  /  July 3, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

Rights group says rampant torture, arbitrary arrests, and detentions signal sharp decline in rights in the year following Morsi ouster

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Egyptian prisons ‘like hotels’: Interior ministry official

  /  July 2, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Rights groups have announced documented cases of torture, violence and sexual assault; ministry denies any form of violent practices on prisoners

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Minya death sentences ‘a staggering violation of international human rights’: UN

  /  July 1, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Largest confirmed death sentence in Egypt’s history continues to draw international condemnation

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NGO ‘shocked’ at continued detention of anti-Protest Law demonstrators

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

Case involves trial of 24 people charged with breaching Protest Law

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Al-Jazeera sentences an ‘appalling attack on press freedom’: IFEX

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

Rights network calls for immediate release of journalists

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In answer to Pope Tawadros, now is the time to talk about human rights

  /  June 29, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

By Wael Eskandar Last week Pope Tawadros issued the latest in a long list of fiery statements, when, in a visit to Norway, he remarked: “We can pray in a nation without a church but read the rest…

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US pushes Egypt to address ‘international concerns’

  /  June 25, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Kerry reiterates concerns over freedoms in Egypt and warns of alienating the US

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Human rights groups push for torture allegations investigation

  /  June 23, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Groups demand immediate investigation and forensic examinations of female detainees

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Nazra condemns targeting, detention of women’s rights activists

  /  June 23, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Group says arrests due to women’s legitimate activities in the defense of human rights.

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Security and legal apparatuses ‘may require far-reaching changes’: EIPR report

  /  June 18, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

The report addresses the latest cases of state violence in Egypt

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Security forces confiscate issue of rights group’s publication

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

AHNRI head says security forces claimed WASLA was Muslim Brotherhood-linked

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Obama rules out sending troops as cleric calls Iraqis to arms

  /  June 14, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  1 Comment

Washington spent billions of dollars training and equipping Iraqi security forces before withdrawing its troops in 2011.

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UN High Commissioner condemns activists’ sentencing

  /  June 13, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Verdict fails to meet international fair trial standards, says UN Human Rights Commissioner

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Seven local NGOs release letter demanding medical treatment for hunger striking detainee

  /  June 11, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  16 Comments

Groups say Egyptian government’s refusal to send Mohamed Soltan to hospital is contrary to UN laws

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Amnesty International, Human Rights watch urge Al-Sisi to address ‘rights crisis‘

  /  June 10, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  11 Comments

Statement tells new president not to “ignore worst situation in decades”

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Activist arrested for possession of No to Military Trials pin

  /  June 2, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

Safwan Mohamed was arrested outside the Two Saints Church in Alexandria

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Sudan mother facing apostasy death sentence to be freed soon: Official

  /  June 1, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

AFP – A Christian Sudanese woman sentenced to hang for apostasy will be “freed within days”, a foreign ministry official told AFP Saturday, after her case triggered an international outcry. Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag was read the rest…

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British PM appalled by ‘barbaric’ Sudanese death sentence

  /  May 31, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  13 Comments

The Christian Sudanese woman, who was sentenced to hang, was incarcerated with her 20-month-old toddler according to rights activists, and gave birth this week to another baby in jail.

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Turkey beefs up security on protest anniversary

  /  May 31, 2014  /  Politics  /  15 Comments

Eight people died and thousands were injured in the heavy-handed police crackdown that ensued, as clouds of tear gas wafted through the much-loved park on Taksim Square.

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Letter by NGO urges UN to address human rights in Egypt

  /  May 31, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  15 Comments

11 rights groups send concerns to the Human Rights Council

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Human Rights Watch warns of underlying repression marring presidential elections

  /  May 28, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  18 Comments

Rights group says completion of second phase of roadmap fails to signify democratic consolidation

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Amnesty International decries Egyptian human rights violations ahead of elections

  /  May 24, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Egyptian civil society organisations make 10 demands to the country’s next president

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Groups condemn Alexandrian activist’s imprisonment

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

Sentenced to two years in prison, Mahienour El-Massry is accused of taking part in a protest without prior notice; court to appeal her imprisonment

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UN council to vote on taking Syria before criminal court

  /  May 17, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

Next week’s Security Council vote comes amid growing suspicions that Syria has been using chemical weapons on its own people.

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