UN: Act on Reprisals by Egypt

Source: Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies Author(s): N/A Original Link: https://cihrs.org/un-act-on-reprisals-by-egypt/?lang=en The United Nations should ensure an urgent and robust system-wide response to credible reports that the Egyptian authorities have attacked people who engaged with the UN Special Rapporteur on adequate housing, six human rights organizations said today. The UN...

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Egypt: Redraft civil society law to protect, not punish, independent organizations

Source: Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies Author(s): N/A Original Link: https://cihrs.org/egypt-redraft-civil-society-law-to-protect-not-punish-independent-organizations/?lang=en   With President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi recently calling for a review of Law 70 of 2017 regulating civic organizations, the undersigned rights organizations emphasize the futility of any attempt to revise...

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Death Sentence for 20 Egyptians upheld in latest affront to UN calls to abolish capital punishment

Source: Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies Original link: https://cihrs.org/death-sentence-for-20-egyptians-upheld-in-latest-affront-to-un-calls-to-abolish-capital-punishment/?lang=en The undersigned organizations denounce the ruling on September 24, 2018 to uphold the death sentences of 20 defendants in connection with the 2013 attack on the Kerdasa police station. Egypt’s use of the...

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Egypt: Impunity for Perpetrators and Retaliation Against Survivors

Source: Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies Original link: https://cihrs.org/impunity-for-perpetrators-and-retaliation-against-survivors/?lang=en Five years after the violent dispersals of the Rabaa al-Adawiya and al-Nadha sit-ins, there has neither been accountability for perpetrators nor justice for victims and survivors. At least 900 people were killed and 1492 were injured, according...

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Aiding Repression in Egypt: Why the US Needs to keep Human Rights Conditions on Military Aid

Source: Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies Original Link: https://cihrs.org/aiding-repression-in-egypt/?lang=en Human Rights First and the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) today released a new report detailing the severe crackdown on peaceful dissent and nongovernmental organizations in Egypt under the government of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. The new report, Aiding...

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Statement on U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo’s Decision to Release Suspended Military Aid to Egypt & the Responsibilities of US Civil Society

Source: Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies Original link: https://cihrs.org/statement-on-u-s-secretary-of-state-pompeos-decision-to-release-suspended-military-aid-to-egypt-the-responsibilities-of-the-us-civil-society/?lang=en The undersigned independent Egyptian human rights organizations express our consternation over U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s decision to release $195...

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Egypt: Ruling in Rabaa Dispersal Case underscores need for immediate end to mass Death sentences

Source: Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies Original link: https://cihrs.org/egypt-ruling-in-rabaa-dispersal-case-underscores-need-for-immediate-end-to-mass-death-sentences/?lang=en The undersigned organizations unequivocally condemn the mass death sentence issued in Case no. 34150/2015, commonly known as the Rabaa Dispersal Case. The undersigned reject the trial proceedings, which...

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The Militarization of Politics and an Authoritarian Revival: The Eighth Annual CIHRS Report on Human Rights in the Arab Region

Source: Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies Author(s): N/A Original Link: https://cihrs.org/the-militarization-of-politics-and-an-authoritarian-revival-the-eighth-annual-cihrs-report-on-human-rights-in-the-arab-region/?lang=en The Arab region is facing an immeasurably more profound crisis than it faced at the beginning of the Arab Spring uprisings seven years ago, contends the Eight...

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The Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies at the United Nations | 38th Session of the Human Rights Council

Source: Cairo Institute for Human Rights Author(s): N/A Original Link: https://cihrs.org/38th-session-of-the-human-rights-council/?lang=en Between 18 June and 6 July 2018, the 38th session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council (the Council) took place in Geneva, Switzerland. While the session focused mostly on thematic resolutions, including those related to the protection of civil...

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Egypt | Detention of Amal Fathy is state retribution for exercising the right to free speech

Source: Cairo Institute For Human Rights Studies Author(s): N/A Original Link: https://cihrs.org/egypt-detention-of-amal-fathy-is-state-retribution-for-exercising-the-right-to-free-speech/?lang=en The undersigned human rights organizations condemn the arrest of Amal Fathy on May 11th and call for her immediate release. Egyptian state security forces arrested Fathy, a member of the April 6th...

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The unprecedented political use of the death penalty by the Egyptian government will only incur more violence

Source: Cairo Institute For Human Rights Studies Author(s): Unknown Original Link: http://www.cihrs.org/?p=20743&lang=en At least 19 civilians were executed within the span of a week, pursuant to sentences given by military courts that do not meet the minimum requirements for fair trials; an increasing number of militant attacks on civilians and military personnel were also recorded

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Egypt | With the blatant rigging of the upcoming 2018 presidential elections underway, Rights groups propose ten guarantees for free and fair elections

Source: Cairo Institute For Human Rights Studies Author(s): Unknown Original Link: http://www.cihrs.org/?p=20618&lang=en The undersigned organizations condemn the repressive and unjust actions taken against all individuals who have announced their intention to run in the presidential elections scheduled to begin in February 2018, and propose ten guarantees to ensure free and fair elections...

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