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Samira Ibrahim and the plaque of courage

Samira Ibrahim is a young Egyptian woman, fed up with Hosni Mubarak and his regime; fed up with  the life she hopes for and knows she will never get in a country infested by corruption and favouritism; fed up with  an education she earned and is unlikely to use. She probably knew as little politics …

Rana Allam

Samira Ibrahim makes Time 100 list

By AFP NEW YORK: Egyptian activist Samira Ibrahim was among this year’s 100 most influential people in the world, according to Time magazine. Time published its annual list Wednesday, showcasing a typically eclectic mix of personalities, ranging from the rich and powerful, like financier Warren Buffett or US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernake, to popular …

DNE

Admin court to rehear Samira Ibrahim’s case

By Mai Shams El-Din CAIRO: The Administrative Court will rehear the case brought against Egypt’s military judiciary by activist Samira Ibrahim for referring her to a military trial. The court ordered lawyers representing the military judiciary and those representing Ibrahim to re-present on May 29 their arguments in the trial. Ibrahim, a protester who was subjected …

DNE

Protesters support Samira Ibrahim on Egyptian Women’s Day

By Heba Fahmy CAIRO: Hundreds of protesters rallied Friday in front of the High Court in support of Samira Ibrahim, one of the activists who were subjected to the virginity tests while in detentions last year, marking Egyptian Women’s Day. Egypt’s military court acquitted Sunday conscript doctor Ahmed Adel, who was accused of conducting forced virginity …

DNE

Activists testify in virginity tests case, verdict expected March 11

By Mai Shams El-Din CAIRO: A criminal military court on Sunday adjourned to March 11 the trial of a soldier accused of conducting forced virginity checks on female protesters, after listening to four witnesses. Three rights activists and a victim of virginity tests testified in court and also gave video testimonies on Sunday in support of …

DNE

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