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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Egypt: An Account of Alleged Torture in Secret Detention

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/10/11/egypt-account-alleged-torture-secret-detention (Beirut) – Egyptian authorities forcibly disappeared an Egyptian-American limousine driver, who said authorities also tortured him and held him secretly for four months, Human Rights Watch said today. The man, Khaled Hassan, 41, provided detailed allegations...

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Egypt: Campaign to Crush Artistic Freedom

Source: Human Rights Watch Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/08/16/egypt-campaign-crush-artistic-freedom The Egyptian authorities have arrested over a dozen people in a crackdown against artists, apparently prosecuting them for exercising their freedom of speech, Human Rights Watch said today. The government also has issued new decrees to severely curtail freedom of expression...

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Egypt: Campaign to Crush Artistic Freedom

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): N/A Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/middle-east/n-africa/egypt (Beirut) – The Egyptian authorities have arrested over a dozen people in a crackdown against artists, apparently prosecuting them for exercising their freedom of speech, Human Rights Watch said today. The government also has issued new decrees to severely curtail freedom of expression...

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Egypt: No Justice For Rab’a Victims 5 Years On

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): N/A Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/08/13/egypt-no-justice-raba-victims-5-years (Beirut) – Egyptian authorities have failed to investigate or prosecute a single member of the security forces five years after their systematic and widespread killing of largely peaceful protesters in Rab’a Square in Cairo, Human Rights Watch said. Hundreds of...

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US Release of Military Aid to Egypt Sends Signal

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): Amr Magdi Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/07/27/us-release-military-aid-egypt-sends-signal This week, the Trump administration restored US$195 million in military aid to Egypt despite an intensifying crackdown on human rights by the Egyptian authorities. The decision to reinstate the funds adds insult to injury for the human rights defenders...

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Egypt: Intensifying Crackdown Under Counterterrorism Guise

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): N/A Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/07/15/egypt-intensifying-crackdown-under-counterterrorism-guise (Beirut) – Egyptian authorities are increasingly using counterterrorismand state-of-emergency laws and courts to unjustly prosecute journalists, activists, and critics for their peaceful criticism, Human Rights Watch said today. These abusive...

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Satellite Imagery Shows Building Demolition in Northern Sinai

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): N/A Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/video-photos/satellite-imagery/2018/05/22/satellite-imagery-shows-building-demolition-northern-0 The Egyptian army has vastly expanded widespread destruction of homes, commercial buildings, and farms in the North Sinai governorate since February 9, 2018, as part of its military campaign against an affiliate of the...

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Egypt: Activists Arrested in Dawn Raids Release Everyone Unfairly Detained

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): N/A Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/05/31/egypt-activists-arrested-dawn-raids (Beirut) – Egyptian police and National Security forces have carried out a wave of arrests of critics of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in dawn raids since early May 2018, Human Rights Watch said today. The charges against them appear to be solely based on their...

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