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Two 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  /  No 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  /  1 Comment

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  /  3 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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German ambassador praises security situation in Egypt: Interior ministry

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

German security apparatuses agree with Ministry of Interior to exchange information about “terrorist elements”

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Egypt receives 300 recommendations in UN human rights review

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

UN members call for amendments to Protest and NGO Laws

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Rights groups protest crackdown on NGOs in Egypt

  /  November 5, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

International human rights groups also call for authorities to repeal “draconian laws” and take adequate action over sexual harassment

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7 rights groups decided against participation in UPR

  /  November 4, 2014  /  Politics  /  No Comments

Rights groups cite threats posed by the government against NGOs

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ANHRI calls for release of Saudi woman rights activist

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

Souad Al-Shammary was arrested for a tweet calling Saudi society “male-dominant”

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Egypt government, Brotherhood to exchange accusations in Geneva

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

Government and Brotherhood looking to score political points, rights groups to show reality, says analyst

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A failure of democracy and human rights

  /  October 30, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

By Dr Cesar Chelala It is a sad day for democracy when 12 Nobel Peace Laureates write a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to close one of the darkest chapters of recent US read the rest…

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Activists launch legal guide for homosexuals in Egypt

  /  October 30, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  No Comments

Guide discusses violations against homosexuals by the police, employers and people in public places

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Egyptian, Cypriot, Greek foreign ministers meet in Nicosia

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

Talks occur on security, energy and tourism ahead of 8 November meeting in Cairo

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Human rights organisations launch civil society awareness campaign

  /  October 27, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

EIPR will not register under the law proposed by the government

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Better late than never: how to rebound state fragility in Egypt?

  /  October 25, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

By Abdulla M. Erfan The Fund for Peace recently published the 2014 fragile states indicators for Egypt bringing empirical realities to the heated debate on policies for addressing Egypt’s political, economic and social challenges.  According to the read the rest…

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Amnesty calls for release of activists on trial under Protest Law

  /  October 25, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

22 activists await verdict on Sunday

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TV show cut mid-air

  /  October 22, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Show host accuses channel of stopping a reportage showing a death of a child at school, channel denies

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Egyptian ambassador to UN calls for end to Palestinian occupation

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

Amr Abu Atta’s comments came during UN Security Council meeting shortly before peace talks are set to resume in Cairo

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Theatre performance depicts ‘stories of empty stomachs’

  /  October 22, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Group of volunteer performers present true stories of detainees on hunger strike to protest against their “inhumane treatment” in prison

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