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Turkish news agency closes Cairo office

  /  June 2, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Anadolu staff members deny Al Jazeera report that Egyptian government forced closure

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NCHR report condemns Sinai terrorism, Muslim Brotherhood

  /  May 31, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Despite condemning pre-trial detention and military trials, journalists say report “too gentle” on state authorities

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Killing a student: The full story of Islam Ateeto

  /  May 30, 2015  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

Student was arrested outside Ain Shams University’s Faculty of Engineering after being chased, say witnesses

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SPAP acquittal contested before court

  /  May 26, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Prosecution’s appeal to be looked into on 13 June

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Woman allegedly killed by police bullet in Moqattam

  /  May 26, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Ministry of Interior refuses to acknowledge bullet came from their side

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Police officers prosecuted for rape, torture leading to death

  /  May 25, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

“Torture is systematic, accountability for it is selective,” says human rights lawyer

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More death sentences upheld in Egyptian courts

  /  May 24, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Defendant Anas Shahine accused of joining illegal group, financing its operations

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Court acquits SPAP members of protest charges in Al-Sabbagh case

  /  May 23, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

“Verdict proves that police intentionally used force without necessity,” says defence lawyer

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Security forces ‘using sexual violence to crush, torture and humiliate’: FIDH

  /  May 19, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

State-affiliated NCHR official confirms government’s “campaign of wide scale repression”

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Amended law empowers NCHR members during prison visits

  /  May 18, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

“NCHR to start inspection with Tora Prison next week,” says member

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Lawyer in Air Defence Stadium case vows to uncover whether killings were ‘intended’

  /  May 16, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Families of victims condemn media silence in Cairo press conference

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94 ‘middle-ranking’ Muslim Brotherhood leaders arrested: Interior ministry

  /  May 14, 2015  /  Politics  /  No Comments

Arrests occur across Egypt, statement says

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Judge survives assassination attempt in Helwan

  /  May 10, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Judge Moataz Khafaga handles Muslim Brotherhood cases, fingers point to the group for attack

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Police officer pleads innocence in Shaimaa Al-Sabbagh’s case

  /  May 10, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

The defendant admitted he was masked person appearing in photos, Al-Haqanya reported

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Al-Sisi invites Putin to launch of Suez Canal Axis in August

  /  May 9, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Egyptian president met with world leaders in Moscow on Saturday

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Policemen detained pending investigations on torture accusations

  /  May 9, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Police claim suspect was armed and dangerous, while human rights group says victim was brutally apprehended

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4 killed in violent clashes in Damietta

  /  May 9, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Basarta village enters sixth day of unrest with dozens of arrests

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Less freedom, more violence: Report on journalists’ everyday struggle

  /  May 6, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

“I was attacked by a police officer for voicing people’s complaints against him,” says journalist Sally Ghaleb

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Court sentences 5 to death in Kerdasa police killings

  /  May 4, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Judge Nagy Shehata sentenced 183 of 188 defendants to death in February in same case

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Press freedom or plain scoop-hunting?

  /  May 3, 2015  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

Apparent press freedom struggle between Arabic-language press and Ministry of Interior in face of journalists’ arrests

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Newspapers, interior ministry dispute intensifies

  /  April 20, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Newspapers continue to criticise police on front pages, journalists continued to be interrogated, face charges of “spreading false news”

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Al-Masry Al-Youm articles on police violations ‘libellous’: MOI

  /  April 19, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Newspaper published seven pages documenting alleged police abuses

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Net tightens on gays in Egypt as foreigners approved for deportation

  /  April 15, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

All social classes in Egypt are homophobic, but it’s perceived as less directed at the Western community

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Arrested journalist recommended by interior ministry: Al-Dostour

  /  April 15, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Police denies involvement in appointing journalist

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174 killed, over 600 injured in Q1 2015

  /  April 14, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

North Sinai “bloodiest zone” in over 1,000 violent events across Egypt at beginning of 2015, says Democracy Index

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Interior Minister reshuffles several senior positions

  /  April 14, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Second reshuffle occurs since appointment of Magdy Abdel Ghaffar as Interior Minister

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Interior Ministry should ‘clean its ranks’ of radical elements ahead of Easter

  /  April 8, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Egypt’s Coptic and other Christian minorities grow increasingly fearful of further terrorist attacks

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ECESR wins appeal, white taxi owners to renew licences without bank statement

  /  April 7, 2015  /  Business  /  No Comments

Ministry of Finance has supported white taxi project with EGP 1.5bn since 2009

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Zamalek blast kills policeman, residents leave streets

and   /  April 5, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Some eyewitnesses reported on social media that it appeared that the device detonated from beneath the seat of a police officer’s covered seat

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First trial session for 17 defendants in Al-Sabbagh case

and   /  April 4, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Security forces harassed SPAP members and journalists in court

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