Militarization of local administration: Authoritarian imperative?

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Omar Khalaf Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/militarization-of-local-administration-authoritarian-imperative/ There are hardly any policy papers that have addressed the way military regimes directly manage  living conditions on the local scale. Since 2013, Egypt has experienced the direct practice of government by the army, where it...

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Transgender Policy in Egypt: Murder by Medical Bureaucracy

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Malak Elkashif Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/transgender-policy-in-egypt-murder-by-medical-bureaucracy/ Every November 20, transgender people around the world launch campaigns that disseminate information on the hate crimes against transgender victims and provide statistics on the numbers of transgender...

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WORLD REPORT 2022 – Egypt, Events of 2021

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): Human Rights Watch Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2022/country-chapters/egypt In 2021, authorities escalated the use of the abusive Emergency State Security Courts to prosecute peaceful activists and critics who joined thousands of dissidents already in Egypt’s congested prisons. Courts issued death sentences in mass trials, adding to the...

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Beyond Sectarian Violence: Socioeconomic Challenges for Copts in Egypt

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Amy Fallas Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/beyond-sectarian-violence-socioeconomic-challenges-for-copts-in-egypt As Coptic Christians held Christmas celebrations this past week, many also observed another more somber anniversary. On January 1, 2011, an explosion at Al-Qudiseen Church in Alexandria, Egypt killed...

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Snapshot – Follow the Money to the Truth about Al-Sisi’s Egypt

Source: Project on Middle East Democracy Author(s): Robert Springborg Original Link: https://pomed.org/snapshot-follow-the-money-to-the-truth-about-al-sisis-egypt/ All governments must obtain resources if they are to function. They differ according to the amount, sources, and types of resources they extract. Egypt under President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is unusual, if not unique, in that the...

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Egypt: Gen. Intelligence.. homeland protection or regime security?

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mahmoud Gamal Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-gen-intelligence-homeland-protection-or-regime-security/ At the early inception of the General Intelligence Service (GIS) after the July 1952 revolution, it was part of the military intelligence, where its headquarters (only two small apartments) was located in the Abbaseya area, Cairo...

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Egypt’s Religious Minorities: The Legal Framework

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): TIMEP Original Link: https://timep.org/explainers/egypts-religious-minorities-the-legal-framework/ Egypt’s legal framework is an important angle through which to understand the state of religious minorities in the country. This brief delves into some of the primary issues affecting and implicating the country’s religious...

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Egypt: Legislative Structure of Funds.. the Case of ‘Tahya Misr’

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Abbas Qabbari Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-legislative-structure-of-funds-the-case-of-tahya-misr/ The Mubarak regime expanded establishment of special funds as money safes outside the official state budget, creating a corrupt environment par excellence. The official use of the idea of ​​special funds started in the wake of the...

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The Fundamental Rights of Baha’is: An Excellent Opportunity to Expand Religious Freedom in Egypt

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Amr Ezzat Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/the-fundamental-rights-of-bahais-an-excellent-opportunity-to-expand-religious-freedom-in-egypt/ By the end of the current decade, a full century will have passed since the Egyptian state began to reluctantly admit the existence of adherents of the Baha’i Faith in Egypt...

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Atheists in Egypt: Life on the Edge of Civil Death

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Ishak Ibrahim Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/atheists-in-egypt-life-on-the-edge-of-civil-death/ Atheists and nonbelievers in Egypt continue to suffer regardless of the positive indications from officials regarding the freedom of religion and faith. Atheists in the country live between security-related...

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The Ten Problematics of the Egyptian Sovereign Fund

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Abbas Qabbari Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/the-ten-problematics-of-the-egyptian-sovereign-fund/ As for the Egyptian sovereign fund, until this moment, it depends on either funds transferred to it from the state budget despite its growing debts, or from the proceeds of liquidating some state-owned assets and removing the attribute of...

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