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Tahrir and Abdel Moneim Riyadh squares, 4 years on

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

A flashpoint of protests during the 25 January Revolution, the squares are now silent

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6 April, Brotherhood, SAC, Salafi Front, Al-Jamaa Al-Islamiya to participate in 25 January demonstrations

  /  January 24, 2015  /  Politics  /  No Comments

On the 2011 revolution’s anniversary last year, 108 were killed, according to the independent statistics database Wiki Thawra

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Revolution Dishonoured

  /  January 23, 2015  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

To understand today’s pungent pain you must absorb the degree of yesterday’s hope

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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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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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Democratic Current launches campaign to retry Mubarak

  /  December 1, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Alliance condemns use of violence against anti-Mubarak protesters

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Police assault, detain journalists covering protests near Tahrir Square

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

Journalists were covering new protests in Abdel Moneim Riyadh Square, a day after the violent dispersal of demonstrations left two people dead

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At least 2 dead in violent dispersal of Tahrir Square demonstrations

  /  November 30, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  8 Comments

Thousands gathered around iconic square to protest Cairo Criminal Court’s dismissal of Mubarak charges

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Flash protest in Mohamed Mahmoud Street in downtown Cairo

  /  November 17, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Timing and location were highly symbolic, as the protest took place two days before the anniversary of the Mohamed Mahmoud Street clashes of 2011

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Anti-harassment group to form Eid operation rooms

  /  July 26, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  54 Comments

Group says sexual harassment is worse during holidays

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South Cairo Court hands down 7 life verdicts for sexual assailants

  /  July 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Five cases were presented to South Cairo Criminal Court; seven out of nine assailants received life time prison sentences

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Another year of documented cases of torture and human rights violations

  /  June 26, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  4 Comments

Torture victim survivor calls on activists to “Salvage the [remaining] humanity of those imprisoned”

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Trial begins for Tahrir sexual assaults

  /  June 25, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Accused may face life in prison if convicted

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Tahrir mass assault trial scheduled for Wednesday

  /  June 22, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  58 Comments

At least 12 face trial for mass sexual assault during three separate demonstrations in Tahrir Square this year

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Public sexual assault: Why don’t people intervene?

  /  June 17, 2014  /  Culture  /  2 Comments

Some bystanders join the attackers instead of intervening, human rights advocates say

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12 smuggled artefacts to return from London

  /  June 17, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Ministry of Antiquities intensifying efforts to prevent smuggling and subsequent sale of artefacts abroad

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Union formed to combat mass sexual assault

  /  June 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

A group of anti-harassment movements announce they will be present in future Tahrir Square gatherings to try to prevent further assaults

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The first step to solving a problem

  /  June 14, 2014  /  Opinion  /  2 Comments

You don’t need to read the United Nations report saying 99.3% of Egyptian women have been sexually harassed (and worse) to know how serious of a problem the issue is in Egypt. Half of Egyptian read the rest…

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France condemns ‘despicable’ sexual assault in Tahrir Square

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

Shocking incidents of sexual assault during Al-Sisi’s inauguration continue to garner condemnation

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Victims of Tahrir Square sexual assault faced ‘indecent assault’: Forensics Authority

  /  June 11, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  81 Comments

Al-Sisi apologises to sexual assault victim and vows the state will not allow the crime to happen again

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500 victims of sexual violence since 2011: NGOs

  /  June 10, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  73 Comments

Al-Sisi calls on interior minister to apply the law in combating sexual assault in Tahrir Square; prosecutor general investigates assault incidents

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Sexual assault reported in Tahrir Square during Al-Sisi’s inauguration: Anti-harassment group

  /  June 9, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  39 Comments

Ministry of Interior reports two cases of sexual harassment and arrests six in response

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‘Against You’ campaign launched by revolutionary groups against Al-Sisi

  /  May 17, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

“All revolutionary groups agree that Al-Sisi led a bloody coup against the revolution,” says Revolutionary Socialists leader

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Sexual violence against Egypt women goes unpunished: Report

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

Sexual assaults on women protesters were reported during demonstrations after the 2011 fall of Hosni Mubarak, and then under the military junta which ruled Egypt after him and again during protests against president Mohamed Morsi, they said in a report.

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Sadat Metro Station to open for transfers in May

  /  April 9, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

The metro stop, located beneath Tahrir Square, will remain closed off from the street

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6 April favours laws that protect right to protest: General coordinator

  /  April 7, 2014  /  Politics  /  2 Comments

Integrity of 6 April “cannot be questioned”, says ANHRI Lawyer

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15 sentenced to two years’ hard labour for violating public assembly laws

  /  February 22, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

The convicted are among 33 arrested while discussing preparations for the revolution’s third anniversary in a public park in downtown Cairo

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On revolutionary depression

  /  January 29, 2014  /  Opinion  /  251 Comments

What an anniversary! I am not sure how many are familiar with the term “revolutionary depression”, but it’s a condition that was so common this last week in Egypt. If you did not run into read the rest…

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Revolution anniversary marked by celebrations and deadly clashes

, and   /  January 25, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  55 Comments

Government supporters rally in Tahrir as security forces disperse downtown protests nearby

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Protesters sentenced to 2 years of labour for defacing Tahrir monument

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

One of the three men sentenced for burning flag in addition to defacing monument

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