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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  /  1 Comment

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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Suez lawyers strike over police assault claim

  /  November 3, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Lawyers were attacked by riot police inside court, says Lawyers Syndicate head

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Egyptian activist receives 19th Ludovic Trarieux award

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

Mahienour El-Massry is the first Egyptian lawyer to receive the award

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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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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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Presidential Palace defendants sentenced to 3 years

  /  October 26, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Activists charged with violating controversial Protest Law in June sentenced to three years imprisonment

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Supreme Electoral Commission urges voters to verify data

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

Date for upcoming parliamentary elections yet to be set

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Endowments ministry inspectors granted right of civilian arrests

  /  October 20, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Ministry is trying to hold religious entities in its grip: Researchers

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University professors gain government assurances on new law

  /  October 19, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

9 March movement vows to continue working to “defend the independence of universities and academic freedoms”

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Journalists join forces with hunger strikers

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

Hunger strikers call for release of prisoners under Protest Law

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Number of hunger strikers in and out of prisons reaches 143: ANHRI

  /  September 12, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Dozens have recently started hunger strikes to call for release of political prisoners and for abolishing the infamous Protest Law

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