IMF: Scant Transparency for Covid-19 Emergency Loans

Source: HRW Author(s): HRW Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/news/2021/03/30/imf-scant-transparency-covid-19-emergency-loans (Washington, DC) –  The International Monetary Fund (IMF), despite overall progress in its anti-corruption efforts, has not ensured sufficient oversight of its Covid-19 emergency loans, Human Rights Watch and Transparency International said today. As a result, it is...

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Egypt: Massive Sinai Demolitions Likely War Crimes

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): Human Rights Watch Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/news/2021/03/17/egypt-massive-sinai-demolitions-likely-war-crimes (Beirut) – The Egyptian military’s continuing home demolitions and forced evictions during the armed conflict in North Sinai governorate are violations of international humanitarian law, or the laws of war, and likely amount to war...

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World Report 2021 | Egypt

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): Human Rights Watch Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2021/country-chapters/egypt Egyptians in 2020 continued to live under the harsh authoritarian grip of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s government. Tens of thousands of government critics, including journalists and human rights defenders, remain imprisoned on politically motivated charges...

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Egypt: Spate of ‘Morality’ Prosecutions of Women

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): Human Rights Watch Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/news/2020/08/17/egypt-spate-morality-prosecutions-women Egyptian authorities have since late April 2020 carried out an abusive campaign targeting female social media influencers on charges that violate their rights to privacy, freedom of expression, and nondiscrimination, Human Rights Watch said today...

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Egypt: Apparent Covid-19 Outbreaks in Prisons

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): N/A Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/news/2020/07/20/egypt-apparent-covid-19-outbreaks-prisons Several Egyptian prisons and police stations have had suspected Covid-19 outbreaks in recent weeks amid a strict official information blackout, Human Rights Watch said today. Accounts by witnesses to Human Rights Watch, leaked letters from...

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“No One Cared He Was A Child”

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s):  Human Rights Watch & Belady: An Island for Humanity  Original Link:  https://www.hrw.org/report/2020/03/23/no-one-cared-he-was-child/egyptian-security-forces-abuse-children-detention Since the Egyptian army forcibly removed Egypt’s first elected president, Mohamed Morsy, in 2013, the government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has greenlighted a...

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Coronavirus: Egypt’s Prisons Could Spare Disaster with Conditional Releases

Source: Human Rights Watch |First Published in Middle East Eye Author(s): Amr Magdi Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/news/2020/03/16/coronavirus-egypts-prisons-could-spare-disaster-conditional-releases In a country like Egypt where basic rights are severely stifled, there are many rights-related ramifications during a public health crisis. One of the most urgent is the impact on vulnerable...

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World Report 2020 | Events of 2019

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): Human Rights Watch Original Link:  https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2020/country-chapters/egypt The Egyptian government in 2019 passed constitutional amendments that were approved in an unfair referendum in April. The amendments consolidate authoritarian rule, undermine the judiciary’s dwindling independence, and expand the military’s power to intervene...

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Egypt: UPR Submission November 2019

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): Human Rights Watch Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/news/2019/11/26/egypt-upr-submission-november-2019 President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi won a second presidential term in March 2018 elections that were held in a largely unfree and unfair environment. President al-Sisi rose to power on the heels of the June 30 mass protests, when he, as the then-defense...

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Protests in Egypt Show Trump’s Wrong about al-Sisi

Source:  Human Rights Watch Author(s):  Elisa Epstein Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/news/2019/09/26/protests-egypt-show-trumps-wrong-about-al-sisi At the United Nations General Assembly meetings this week, US President Donald Trump praised Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as a “great leader” who has brought Egypt out of “turmoil.” A few weeks earlier Trump reportedly...

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How Far Will Sisi’s Government Go to Crush Protests?

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): Amr Magdi Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/news/2019/09/23/how-far-will-sisis-government-go-crush-protests Time and again, Egyptian security forces have responded to peaceful protests with harsh oppression. Rare public protests this weekend were met with tear gas, the firing of live bullets, and mass arrests. Lawyers in Cairo talk of hundreds of...

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Egypt: New NGO Law Renews Draconian Restrictions

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): Human Rights Watch   Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/news/2019/07/24/egypt-new-ngo-law-renews-draconian-restrictions Egypt’s parliament approved a new law governing nongovernment organizations on July 14, 2019 that would maintain many of the existing restrictions on their work, Human Rights Watch said today. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi should not...

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