UN: Act on Reprisals by Egypt

Source: Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies Author(s): N/A Original Link: https://cihrs.org/un-act-on-reprisals-by-egypt/?lang=en The United Nations should ensure an urgent and robust system-wide response to credible reports that the Egyptian authorities have attacked people who engaged with the UN Special Rapporteur on adequate housing, six human rights organizations said today. The UN...

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The Challenges Facing Egypt’s Female Migrant Workers

Source: The Washington Institute Author(s): Eman Elwarakky Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/fikraforum/view/the-challenges-facing-egypts-female-migrant-workers Safiya, 30, wakes up to the sound of her mother yelling, “Get up now or the car will leave without you.” A new morning brings with it the same misery: Safiya is one of thousands of migrant workers in rural...

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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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How Egyptian diplomacy navigated the summer of 2013

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Donya Ezzat Translated by Salma Khalifa Original Link: https://madamasr.com/en/2018/09/30/feature/politics/how-egyptian-diplomacy-navigated-the-summer-of-2013/ Successes in reversing any disapproval from foreign governments regarding the political changes in Egypt were made. For a number of Egyptian and foreign diplomats working in Egypt, the greatest achievement...

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For Sale in the Prison Canteen “Aqrab” Prison

Source: Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights Author(s): Original Link: https://eipr.org/en/publications/sale-prison-canteen-%E2%80%9Caqrab%E2%80%9D-prison Whether in “Aqrab” or Tora Farm, Qanater or Minya prison, there is a need to investigate and address the deepening marketization of prison life: how prisoners’ most basic needs—those that the prison authorities are required to provide by...

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Egypt’s judicial theatre of injustice

Source: European Council on Foreign Relations Author(s): Anthony Dworkin Original Link: https://www.ecfr.eu/article/commentary_egypts_judicial_theatre_of_injustice As European governments look to Egypt as a partner, the country’s human rights record continues to suffer with an escalating use of executions More than five years after Egyptian security forces violently broke up a Muslim...

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Aiding Repression in Egypt: Why the US Needs to keep Human Rights Conditions on Military Aid

Source: Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies Original Link: https://cihrs.org/aiding-repression-in-egypt/?lang=en Human Rights First and the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) today released a new report detailing the severe crackdown on peaceful dissent and nongovernmental organizations in Egypt under the government of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. The new report, Aiding...

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Double-Standard Human Rights

Source: Carnegie Endowment Author(s): Perry Cammack Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/77224 Donald Trump has tweeted the phrase “human rights” four times as president. Each instance came during a three-day period beginning on New Years’ Eve 2017 (here, here, here, and here), and each targeted Iran. The Trump administration’s attacks on Iran’s human rights record didn’t end there...

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