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Violence against women still prevalent in Egypt: Amnesty International

  /  January 21, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Press briefing emphasises domestic, public, and state violence against women

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University professors to be dismissed over political activities

  /  January 17, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Government sees universities only as security threat, says activist professor

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Calls for a ‘religious revolution’

  /  January 13, 2015  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

Al-Sisi’s call for a “religious revolution” was criticised, but was not followed by protests

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“Inherited” press law “outdated” and “suspended”: Experts

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Human rights groups calls for ‘presidential palace’ trial defendants amnesty

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

Defendants handed two year sentences and two years of parole, after appealing earlier sentence of three years

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Four released following detention after protesting Mubarak verdict

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

The Qasr Al-Nil Misdemeanour Court acquitted four detainees Wednesday, who were charged with protesting in the vicinity of Tahrir Square. The four protestors had been protesting against the Cairo Criminal Court’s decision to drop all read the rest…

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Government institution to pay fees for female candidates in parliamentary election

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

At least 70 seats for women, Al-Sisi to appoint 14 women, 48 will run individually, says Mervat Al-Tallawy

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EIPR to register under ‘flawed’ NGO law, will continue work to replace it

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

CIHRS says it will not register under an “undemocratic law”

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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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Presidential decree creates new police rank with power of arrest

  /  December 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi issued a decree creating a new police rank: “Associate Security Officer”

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Misr Al-Qawia Party calls for dialogue, criticises current penal institutions

  /  December 14, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Party presented short- and long-term recommendations to end ‘political turmoil’

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Takfiri terrorist groups among top causes of atheism: Dar Al-Ifta report

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

Observatory says social media provides a safer space for youth to express “rejection of religion”

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Girl drowns after jumping off bridge to escape sexual harassment: Witnesses

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

NGO calls for official investigations into the death

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Egypt’s political parties split over new parliamentary laws

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

Worries mount over representation in upcoming elections, some politicians believe Islamists will be excluded

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Muslim Brotherhood faces pressure in Jordan

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

King Abdulla says group “hijacked the Arab Spring”, Brotherhood deputy leader to face military trial later this month

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State Council approves ‘terrorist entities’ draft law

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

The law tasks prosecutors with making two lists, one for terrorist entities and the other for leaders, members, and founders

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CIHRS director calls on government to revise Protest Law

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

NGO discusses risks of protesting in Egypt before European Parliament

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The re-writing of history in the Mubarak verdict

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

Court claims Muslim Brotherhood responsible for shooting at police, demonstrators, during 25 January Revolution

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Non-commissioned border guard officers granted right to arrest civilians

  /  December 3, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Civilians can be tried in military courts if found guilty of attacking “vital” state facilities

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120% growth in jewellery stamping authority: Supply ministry

  /  December 2, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

Presidential decree to be issued to separate the authority from the ministry to become public economic entity, says Khaled Hanafy

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Microbus-truck collision kills 14 in Minya

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

The victims were all passengers of the microbus, which overturned on the side of the Ring Road in Minya

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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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Cabinet approves ‘terrorist entities’ draft law

  /  November 26, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Draft law details offences that could result in a group being listed as a terrorist group

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What happened to Egypt’s NGOs?

  /  November 24, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Civil society groups continue to operate after registration deadline, despite challenges

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Sexual harassment still pervasive in Egypt, despite new law

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

25 November is international day for the elimination of violence against women

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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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Cairo court postpones Shura Council appeal verdict to 23 November

  /  November 17, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Verdict of El Raml police station case postponed as well by Alexandria Misdemeanour Court, to 8 December

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NGO registration extension period ends under ministry’s recently drafted bill

  /  November 9, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

As the 10 November deadline for the registration of all NGOs active in Egypt looms, many rights groups find themselves in legal limbo. A bill was issued in July by the Minister of Social Solidarity read the rest…

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