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Shoukry joins Syria meeting in Saudi Arabia; FM condemns killing of US journalist

  /  August 23, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Arab ministers will discuss deteriorating situation in Syria, Iraq and the rise of Islamic State

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Egypt is witnessing less freedom of expression than under Mubarak or Morsi : John R. Bradley

  /  August 23, 2014  /  interviews  /  1 Comment

Daily News Egypt interviewed Bradley to discuss Egypt’s internal political situation and its foreign affairs, ranging from human rights abuses to the recent geopolitical developments in the region.

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Egypt-Sudan border crossing to be inaugurated in days

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

Sudanese Foreign Ministry describes this as a “historic event” and will develop ties

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State Department rebuts Egypt’s Ferguson comments, says situation ‘not comparable’

  /  August 20, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

US deals “openly and honestly” with its issues and encourages others to do the same, says State Department deputy spokeswoman

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Alaa Abdel Fattah launches hunger strike

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

Prominent activist vows he will “no longer play the role they’ve written for me”

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Egypt has considerable problems in its penal institutions: Nasser Amin

  /  August 14, 2014  /  interviews  /  1 Comment

NCHR member Nasser Amin speaks to the Daily News Egypt about human rights issues in Egypt

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HRW to release report on Rabaa, despite denial of staff’s entry into Egypt

  /  August 11, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

This is the first time ever for HRW staff to be refused entry into Egypt, including during Mubarak’s regime

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Public prosecution in need of reform for effective justice system: EIPR

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

Reform of prosecution would be first step towards ensuring judiciary independence, says EIPR study

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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  /  6 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  /  2 Comments

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  /  1 Comment

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  /  7 Comments

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  /  23 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  /  18 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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