HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA: REVIEW OF 2019

Source: Amnesty International Author(s): Amnesty International Original Link:  https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/mde01/1357/2020/en/ This report documents the state of human rights in the Middle East and North Africa during 2019. It is composed of a regional overview and 19 country entries, subdivided by key human rights themes. Mass protests shook the region and authorities responded with...

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EGYPT: PERMANENT STATE OF EXCEPTION: ABUSES BY THE SUPREME STATE SECURITY PROSECUTION

Source: Amnesty International Author(s):  Amnesty International Original Link:  https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/mde12/1399/2019/en/ Amnesty International has examined the role of the SSSP and concluded that it is responsible for routinely violating the rights to liberty and a fair trial, ordering the arbitrary detention of thousands, and for complicity in serious violations carried out by...

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Egypt: Largest wave of mass arrests since President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi came to power

Source: Amnesty International Author(s): Amnesty International Original Link:  https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2019/10/egypt-largest-wave-of-mass-arrests-since-president-abdel-fattah-al-sisi-came-to-power/ Over the past 12 days, Egyptian authorities have launched the biggest crackdown under President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s rule rounding up more than 2,300 people – at least 111 of them...

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Egypt: World leaders must act to stop President al-Sisi’s repressive crackdown

Source: Amnesty International Author(s): Amnesty International Original Link:  https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2019/09/egypt-world-leaders-must-act-to-stop-president-al-sisis-repressive-crackdown/ Ahead of further protests expected on Friday, world leaders must confront President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and utterly condemn the crackdown he has waged to counter the outbreak of protests in...

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OPEN LETTER TO EU MEMBER STATES AHEAD OF THE UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW OF EGYPT

Source: Amnesty International Author(s): Amnesty International Original Link:  https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/mde12/1062/2019/en/ The next Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Egypt’s human rights record is scheduled for 13 November 2019, under the auspices of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. We are writing to strongly urge your government to use this occasion to address the...

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Egypt: Mass hunger strike at al-Aqrab prison over denial of family visits and dire conditions

Source: Amnesty International Author(s): Amnesty International Original Link:  https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2019/07/egypt-mass-hunger-strike-at-al-aqrab-prison-over-denial-of-family-visits-and-dire-conditions/ The Egyptian authorities must immediately end cruel and inhumane detention conditions and allow regular family visits at al-Aqrab maximum security prison in Tora...

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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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