EGYPT: DRAFT NEW NGO LAW RETAINS REPRESSIVE ESSENCE OF OLD ONE

Source: Amnesty International Author(s): Amnesty International Original Link:  https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/mde12/0715/2019/en/ Despite the Egyptian government’s claims to the contrary, a draft new NGO law passed by parliament yesterday preserves the repressive essence of the law of 2017 currently in force and would help perpetuate the devastating crackdown on human rights defenders...

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Egypt: Series of draconian laws ‘legalizes’ unprecedented repression six years since fall of Morsi

Source: Amnesty International Author(s): Amnesty International Original Link:  https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2019/07/egypt-series-of-draconian-laws-legalizes-unprecedented-repression-six-years-since-fall-of-morsi/ The Egyptian authorities are attempting to normalize human rights violations by passing a series of laws to “legalize” their escalating crackdown on freedom of expression...

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EGYPT: GROSS HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS UNDER PRESIDENT AL-SISI -AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL SUBMISSION FOR THE UN UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW, 34TH SESSION OF THE UPR WORKING GROUP, NOVEMBER 2019

Source: Amnesty International Author(s): Amnesty International Original Link: https://www.amnesty.org/download/Documents/MDE1202532019ENGLISH.pdf This submission was prepared for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Egypt in November 2019. In it, Amnesty International evaluates the implementation of recommendations made to Egypt in its previous UPR, including in relation to freedom of...

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DEATH SENTENCES AND EXECUTIONS 2018

Source: Amnesty International Author(s): Amnesty International Original Link: https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/act50/9870/2019/en/ Amnesty International’s overall assessment of the use of the death penalty in 2018 indicates that the global trend towards abolishing the ultimate cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment continues apace, despite regressive steps from a small number of...

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EGYPT: PARLIAMENT SHOULD REJECT PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS

Source: Amnesty International Author(s): Amnesty International Original Link: https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/mde12/0147/2019/en/ Amnesty International is calling on the Egyptian parliament to reject the proposed constitutional amendments that would undermine judicial independence and expand military trials for civilians. If adopted, the amendments would weaken the rule of law, further...

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Phishing attacks using third-party applications against Egyptian civil society organizations

Source: Amnesty International Author(s): Amnesty International Original Link: https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/research/2019/03/phishing-attacks-using-third-party-applications-against-egyptian-civil-society-organizations/ A new Amnesty International investigation has found a wave of digital attacks that likely originated from government-backed bodies starting from early January 2019 and...

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HUMAN RIGHTS IN EGYPT: REVIEW OF 2018

Source: Amnesty International Author(s): Amnesty International Original Link: https://www.amnesty.org/download/Documents/MDE1299162019ENGLISH.pdf The scope of Egypt’s human rights crisis expanded, as the authorities arrested opponents, critics, satirists, current and former human rights and labour rights activists, journalists, presidential candidates and sexual harassment survivors. The...

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Crushing Humanity: The Abuse of Solitary Confinement in Egypt’s Prison

Source: Amnesty International Author(s): N/A Original Link: https://www.amnesty.org/download/Documents/MDE1282572018ENGLISH.PDF With torture rife and prison conditions falling far short of the international minimum standards for the treatment of prisoners, there is a human rights crisis in Egypt’s prisons. Prisoners are subjected to overcrowding, a lack of sufficient nutritious food, bedding...

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