TIMEP Brief: Detention Conditions in Egypt

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): TIMEP Original Link:  https://timep.org/reports-briefings/timep-brief-detention-conditions-in-egypt/ Summary: In September 2016, the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information estimatedthat there were about 106,000 detained persons in Egypt, though ANHRI noted these were modest estimates. Detainees in Egypt have been held in a...

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Egypt’s Economy: Neither Collapsing nor Thriving

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Timothy E. Kaldas Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/egypts-economy-neither-collapsing-nor-thriving/ Earlier this summer, a pair of articles in Foreign Policy were published offering seemingly diametrically opposed views on Egypt’s economy. Yehia Hamed, investment minister under the late president Muhammad...

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Egypt’s Online Repression Thwarts Both Growth and Democracy

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Joey Shea Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/egypts-online-repression-thwarts-both-growth-and-democracy/ After outlawing protests and slowly dominating traditional media, the Egyptian state has embarked upon a multipronged strategy aimed at completely controlling and curtailing digital spaces...

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TIMEP Brief: Church Construction Law

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): TIMEP Original Link: https://timep.org/reports-briefings/timep-brief-church-construction-law/ The Church Construction Law creates a formal process for Christian denominations to submit a request for the “building, expanding, enhancement, reinforcement, destruction, or external detailing of a church, church annex, services building...

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False Hopes and False Starts: Egypt’s Efforts to Modernize its Military Industry

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Egypt Defense Review Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/egypt-modernize-military/ In late 2018 on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt hosted its very first tri-service arms fair. The Egypt Defence Expo (EDEX), which began December 3, brought arms companies from around the world under one roof in an attempt to capitalize...

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TIMEP Brief: LGBTQ Human Rights in Egypt

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): TIMEP Original Link:  https://timep.org/reports-briefings/timep-briefs/timep-brief-lgbtq-human-rights-in-egypt/ During the rule of former president Hosni Mubarak and under current President Abdel-Fattah El Sisi, the Egyptian government has appealed to its conservative base by positioning itself as a moral authority, instituting...

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TIMEP Brief: Draft NGO Law of 2019

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): TIMEP   Original Link: https://timep.org/reports-briefings/draft-ngo-law-of-2019/   Egypt’s 2019 draft NGO Law governs the process by which domestic and foreign nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) can achieve legal recognition and sets forth provisions on their activities, oversight and monitoring, funding, and sanctions for...

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Short-Term Stability in Exchange for Long-Term Fragility

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Timothy E. Kaldas Original Link:  https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/short-term-stability-in-exchange-for-long-term-fragility/ It’s no secret that European Union leaders have increasingly focused their attention on the Middle East on one priority: stemming if not stopping migration from the region. Following the surge in asylum...

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The Reality of Church Construction in Egypt

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Ishak Ibrahim Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/the-reality-of-church-construction-in-egypt/ Egypt’s 2016 Church Construction Law established what was, on its face, a streamlined process for the construction of churches, and also provided for a committee to formalize churches which had been built illegally. But...

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TIMEP Brief: Bankruptcy Law

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): TIMEP Original Link: https://timep.org/reports-briefings/egypts-bankruptcy-law/ The Bankruptcy Law eliminates prison sentences for individuals who declare bankruptcy, except in cases of fraudulent behavior, though it increases the penalties for those individuals convicted of bankruptcy fraud. The law also creates mechanisms that...

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TIMEP Brief: Executions and the Death Penalty

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): TIMEP Original Link: https://timep.org/reports-briefings/executions-and-the-death-penalty/ Since July 2013, Egyptian courts have increasingly carried out executions. According to reporting by the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR), authorities carried out 49 and 43 executions in 2017 and 2018 respectively, a...

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TIMEP Brief: Accountability in US Arms Transfers

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): TIMEP Original Link: https://timep.org/reports-briefings/accountability-in-arms-transfers/ Every year, the United States Congress appropriates billions of dollars to support foreign security forces by supplying training and equipment in an effort to maintain foreign policy and national security objectives. However, few avenues...

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