Arrests target political figures involved in new coalition to run in 2020 parliamentary elections

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Madamasr   Original Link:  https://madamasr.com/en/2019/06/25/feature/politics/arrests-target-political-figures-involved-in-new-coalition-to-run-in-2020-parliamentary-elections/ Several political figures involved in discussions to form a new political alliance meant to stand in 2020 parliamentary elections were arrested beginning at dawn on Tuesday. At least eight...

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Now That Morsi Is Gone, Sisi Should Ease His Crackdown

Source: Washington Institute Author(s): Barak Barfi Original Link:  https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/now-that-morsi-is-gone-sisi-should-ease-his-crackdown Mohamed Morsi’s death in a Cairo courthouse is an ignominious end for a man who briefly led the Arab world’s most populous country. Though in many ways little more than a figurehead, he nevertheless symbolized the...

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Strengthening Egypt’s Refugee Programs

Source: Wilson Center Author(s): Noha Sebaiee Original Link: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/blog-post/strengthening-egypts-refugee-programs-0 Over the past two years the number of registered refugees and asylum seekers in Egypt has increased by 21 percent. Today, Egypt is among the highest destination countries in Africa receiving documented and undocumented immigrants. Many are African...

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EGYPT: GROSS HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS UNDER PRESIDENT AL-SISI -AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL SUBMISSION FOR THE UN UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW, 34TH SESSION OF THE UPR WORKING GROUP, NOVEMBER 2019

Source: Amnesty International Author(s): Amnesty International Original Link: https://www.amnesty.org/download/Documents/MDE1202532019ENGLISH.pdf This submission was prepared for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Egypt in November 2019. In it, Amnesty International evaluates the implementation of recommendations made to Egypt in its previous UPR, including in relation to freedom of...

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Former president Mohamed Morsi dies in court session, rights groups point to lack of proper medical care in detention

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Mostafa Mohie and Rana Mamdouh Original Link: https://madamasr.com/en/2019/06/18/feature/politics/former-president-mohamed-morsi-dies-in-court-session-rights-groups-point-to-lack-of-proper-medical-care-in-detention/ Former President Mohamed Morsi collapsed and died on Monday while attending a court hearing in a retrial of a case in which he stood accused of...

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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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Sudan’s Military: Following Egypt’s Playbook?

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Gregory Aftandilian Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/sudans-military-following-egypts-playbook/ The recent violent crackdown on demonstrators in Khartoum by Sudan’s military and its suspension of talks with the civilian protest leadership have many parallels with Egypt’s tumultuous summer of 2013. It is also probably not a...

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Egyptian Economy: Declining Not Recovering

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Abdelhafez Alsawy Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egyptian-economy-declining-not-recovering/ The economic situation is undoubtedly a major factor for the stability of any society. However, the regime of General Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi mainly relies on tightening its security grip which is significantly supported by the army. Also, we cannot...

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Christians and Other Religious Minorities in the Middle East

Source: The Century Foundation Author(s): Elizabeth Monier Original Link: https://tcf.org/content/report/christians-religious-minorities-middle-east-questions-elizabeth-monier/ Thanassis Cambanis: You’ve said that Christians in the Middle East represent different denominational, ethnic, and linguistic identities. Is it unproductive to talk about Middle Eastern Christians as a homogenous...

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Europe’s Deep Reservoir of Goodwill in the Middle East: Lessons for Public Diplomacy

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Lindsay J. Benstead Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/publications/europes-deep-reservoir-goodwill-middle-east-lessons-public-diplomacy Political and economic transitions are seldom, if ever, compartmentalized processes, insulated from regional and global influences. On the contrary, they are often informed and shaped by exogenous forces and the...

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Egypt of al-Sisi: Militarization and Repression

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Guiseppe Dentice Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/it/pubblicazione/legitto-di-al-sisi-militarizzazione-e-repressione-23190 In continuity with the trend of preventive repression re-launched with greater force in the aftermath of the presidential elections of 2018, the head of state Abdel Fattah al-Sisi marked a new...

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If You Are Afraid for Your Lives, Leave Sinai!

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): Human Rights Watch Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/report/2019/05/28/if-you-are-afraid-your-lives-leave-sinai/egyptian-security-forces-and-isis Since 2011, the Egyptian military and police have battled ISIS-affiliated militants in North Sinai governorate. Sparsely populated, and with roughly half-a-million residents, this northern part of the Sinai...

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