Egypts Position on Human Rights Conventions

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Alaa Abdelmonsef Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypts-position-on-human-rights-conventions/ The term “Human Rights” has been repeated in Egypt in recent years, especially in the aftermath of the July 3 coup d’etat (2013), which created a frightening environment of widespread systematic repression, within a State policy, including...

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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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The Brotherhood: From Revolution to Coup – I

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Badr Shafei Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/the-brotherhood-from-revolution-to-coup-i/ The Brotherhood: From Revolution to Coup – I On the 90th anniversary of the emergence of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, seven years after the January Revolution; after the Brotherhood came to power and then was sent to prisons and detention centers –...

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Fact Sheet – Egypt’s Totalitarian Turn: Al-Sisi’s Crackdown Deepens

Source: POMED Author(s): N/A Original Link: http://pomed.org/fact-sheet-egypts-totalitarian-turn/ Following his sham re-election in March 2018, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is deepening his crackdown on dissent. Citizens involved in peaceful pro-democracy activism, research, or government criticism on social media have been detained under shadowy National Security Case 621/2018...

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Egypt | Detention of Amal Fathy is state retribution for exercising the right to free speech

Source: Cairo Institute For Human Rights Studies Author(s): N/A Original Link: https://cihrs.org/egypt-detention-of-amal-fathy-is-state-retribution-for-exercising-the-right-to-free-speech/?lang=en The undersigned human rights organizations condemn the arrest of Amal Fathy on May 11th and call for her immediate release. Egyptian state security forces arrested Fathy, a member of the April 6th...

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The Battle for Sinai: The Inside Story of Egypt’s Political Violence

Source: Al-Jazeera Centre for Studies Author(s): Giuseppe Dentice Original Link: http://studies.aljazeera.net/en/reports/2018/04/battle-sinai-story-egypts-political-violence-180401105807265.html In the wake of the killing of more 300 Muslim worshippers by allegedly Jihadist militants during al-Rawdah massacre in November 2017, President Sisi launched a new military campaign, “Comprehensive...

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Crushing Humanity: The Abuse of Solitary Confinement in Egypt’s Prison

Source: Amnesty International Author(s): N/A Original Link: https://www.amnesty.org/download/Documents/MDE1282572018ENGLISH.PDF With torture rife and prison conditions falling far short of the international minimum standards for the treatment of prisoners, there is a human rights crisis in Egypt’s prisons. Prisoners are subjected to overcrowding, a lack of sufficient nutritious food, bedding...

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Fact Sheet – Egypt’s Campaign against Civil Society

Source: POMED Author(s): N/A Original Link: http://pomed.org/fact-sheet-egypts-campaign-against-civil-society/ Democracy Workers Put on Trial In the notorious “Case 173,” a court convicted 43 American, Egyptian and other staff of 5 U.S. and German NGOs in 2013 of operating illegally and using foreign funds to “foment unrest.” The trial was marred by flagrant inaccuracies and loose evidentiary...

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Fact Sheet – Egypt’s Antidemocratic Parliament

Source: POMED Author(s): N/A Original Link: http://pomed.org/fact-sheet-egypts-antidemocratic-parliament/ Two years ago, Egypt held elections for a new parliament, returning a legislature to the country following the military-led ouster of the Muslim Brotherhood-run government in 2013. The vote was marred by very low turnout and by reports of extensive state interference to assure the victory...

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Snapshot – The Wrong Target: Egypt Imprisons Nonviolent Student Activist For Terrorism

Source: POMED Author(s): Mahmoud Farouk Original Link: http://pomed.org/pomed-snapshot-the-wrong-target-egypt-imprisons-nonviolent-student-activist-for-terrorism/ SUMMARY On October 15, Andrew Nasif, an Egyptian university student and leftist opposition party member, became the first Coptic Christian to be sent to prison under the country’s draconian anti-terrorism law. The court ruled that...

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Snapshot – Stripping Away Identity: The Dangers of a Repressive New Nationality Law in Egypt

Source: POMED Author(s): Nael Shama Original Link: http://pomed.org/pomed-snapshot-stripping-away-identity-the-dangers-of-a-repressive-new-nationality-law-in-egypt/ SUMMARY The Egyptian cabinet’s recently proposed amendments to the Nationality Law would enable the government to revoke citizenship from peaceful opponents of the regime of Abdel Fattah al-Sisi under a sweeping definition of who...

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The Officers’ Republic: The Egyptian Military and Abuse of Power

Source: Transparency International Author(s): N/A Original Link: http://ti-defence.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/The_Officers_Republic_TIDS_WEB2.pdf Under President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Egypt’s armed forces have worked hard to cement their powerful position, which grants them unique economic privileges and removes them from independent, civilian scrutiny. The military pursues four main...

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