Egypt: Set Independent Torture Inquiry

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): N/A Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/news/2019/02/14/egypt-set-independent-torture-inquiry The Egyptian authorities’ failure to end or impartially investigate torture and mistreatment in detention facilities reinforces an urgent need for an independent international inquiry, Human Rights Watch said today. As a party to the United Nations...

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Egypt: A Move to Enhance Authoritarian Rule

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): N/A Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/news/2019/02/12/egypt-move-enhance-authoritarian-rule Proposed amendments to Egypt’s constitution, including granting the armed forces authority to intervene in government, would undermine judicial independence and expand executive powers that are already being abused, Human Rights Watch said today. The...

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Bénédicte Jeannerod

Bénédicte Jeannerod has been the France Director of Human Rights Watch since November 2015. She began her professional path with Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors without Borders, where she led the Communication Department as a deputy director during 4 years. She notably covered issues linked to humanitarian access during crisis, documented the situation of civilians in conflicts

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Nadim Houry

Nadim Houry is Human Rights Watch’s director of its terrorism and counterterrorism program. Prior to joining Human Rights Watch, Houry served as deputy counsel for the Volcker Commission, where he spent more than a year conducting fact-finding missions in the Middle East as part of the United Nation’s corruption inquiry into the Oil-for-Food Programme. An attorney

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How French Weapons Enable Egypt’s Abuses

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): Nadim Houry and Bénédicte Jeannerod Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/news/2019/01/28/how-french-weapons-enable-egypts-abuses On January 27, President Emmanuel Macron began his first official visit to Egypt. Relations between the two countries and presidents have never been warmer. Macron has justified France’s support for Egypt, despite the well...

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Egypt: New Moves to Crush Dissent

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): N/A Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/news/2019/01/17/egypt-new-moves-crush-dissent Egyptian authorities increasingly relied on counterterrorism and state of emergency laws to crush peaceful dissent during 2018, including by prosecuting journalists and human rights activists, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2019. President Abdel Fattah...

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World Report 2019 | Events of 2018

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): Human Rights Watch Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2019/country-chapters/egypt Since President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi secured a second term in a largely unfree and unfair presidential election in March, his security forces have escalated a campaign of intimidation, violence, and arrests against political opponents, civil society activists...

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Egypt: Little Truth in Al-Sisi’s ‘60 Minutes’ Responses

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): N/A Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/news/2019/01/07/egypt-little-truth-al-sisis-60-minutes-responses President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt made several wrong claims in his appearance on January 6, 2019 on the “60 Minutes” TV show in the United States, Human Rights Watch said today. Among his statements was that the Egyptian government holds no...

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Egypt: Mass Arrests of Lawyers, Activists

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): N/A Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/11/18/egypt-mass-arrests-lawyers-activists (Beirut) – Egyptian police and National Security Agency (NSA) forces have conducted a mass arrest campaign, rounding up at least 40 human rights workers, lawyers, and political activists since late October 2018, Human Rights Watch said today. Many of those arrested...

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US Congress Should Not Be Fooled By Egypt’s Platitudes

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): Elisa Epstein Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/11/14/us-congress-should-not-be-fooled-egypts-platitudes   US policymakers shouldn’t be fooled by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s recent call to review Egypt’s draconian 2017 NGO law, which effectively criminalized non-governmental groups and set the path for “unprecedented”...

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Egyptian Government Should Investigate Abuses, Not Attack the Messenger

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/11/01/egyptian-government-should-investigate-abuses-not-attack-messenger Instead of protecting its citizens from torture and forced disappearances, the Egyptian government prefers to criticize and attack groups calling for investigations. Human Rights Watch published evidence several weeks ago which suggested...

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