Are Recent Demolitions Part of the Plan to Dismantle and Sell Cairo?

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Amer Abdel Moneim Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/are-recent-demolitions-part-of-the-plan-to-dismantle-and-sell-cairo/ The heart of Egyptian capital Cairo is currently subjected to systematic theft, where international organizations and foreign circles are involved, in complicity with personalities and centers of influence within the...

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Demise of El-Erian & Systematic Killing of Political Detainees

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Asmaa Shokr Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/demise-of-el-erian-systematic-killing-of-political-detainees/ After the death of Dr. Essam El-Erian, a prominent Muslim Brotherhood leader, in Egypt’s notorious high-security Aqrab (Scorpion) Prison on 13 August 2020, social networking sites flared up with posts of mourning and praying for the...

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POMED’S Amy Hawthorne Testifies on Egypt before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs

Source: Project on Middle East Democracy Author(s): Amy Hawthorne Original Link: https://pomed.org/pomeds-amy-hawthorne-testifies-on-egypt-before-the-house-committee-on-foreign-affairs/ On September 9, POMED’s Deputy Director for Research Amy Hawthorne testified in Congress before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs’s Subcommittee on the Middle East, North Africa...

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Egypt: Trends in Politics, Economics, and Human Rights

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Michele Dunne Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/2020/09/09/egypt-trends-in-politics-economics-and-human-rights-pub-82677 Congress should lead the reorientation of assistance policies towards Egypt as well as urge administration engagement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in order to promote more constructive outcomes. Read more at original...

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Systematic Policies: Eviction and Displacement of Egyptians!

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Amer Abdel Moneim Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/systematic-policies-eviction-and-displacement-of-egyptians/ Cairo and other Egyptian governorates are currently witnessing an unprecedented razing campaign and displacement of residents, as the government uses its brutal power to pursue citizens and prompt them to choose between payment...

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Perfect Crime and Absent Justice: 7 Years after Rabaa Massacre

Source: Asmaa Shokr Author(s): Egyptian Institute for Studies Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/perfect-crime-and-absent-justice-7-years-after-rabaa-massacre/ Although seven years have passed since the Rabaa massacre took place on August 14, 2013, however, perpetrators of this brutal massacre have not yet been held accountable. The move to disperse the Rabaa sit-in by the Egyptian police...

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Egypt: Spate of ‘Morality’ Prosecutions of Women

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): Human Rights Watch Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/news/2020/08/17/egypt-spate-morality-prosecutions-women Egyptian authorities have since late April 2020 carried out an abusive campaign targeting female social media influencers on charges that violate their rights to privacy, freedom of expression, and nondiscrimination, Human Rights Watch said today...

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Egypt’s TikTok Crackdown and “Family Values”

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Basil El-Dabh Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/egypts-tiktok-crackdown-and-family-values/ This past month, the Economic Court in Cairo sentenced two women, Haneen Hossam and Mawada al-Adham, to two years in prison and a fine of 300,000 Egyptian pounds ($18,750) each, on charges of “violating family values and...

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Legal Guide: Effective Communication Between the Lawyer and Defendant in Egypt

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Adel Ramadan Original Link: https://timep.org/reports-briefings/special-reports/legal-guide-effective-communication-between-the-lawyer-and-defendant-in-egypt/ The relationship between the lawyer and his or her client is central to the functioning of the legal system. At every stage, from interrogation to sentencing, this...

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Egypt: Apparent Covid-19 Outbreaks in Prisons

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): N/A Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/news/2020/07/20/egypt-apparent-covid-19-outbreaks-prisons Several Egyptian prisons and police stations have had suspected Covid-19 outbreaks in recent weeks amid a strict official information blackout, Human Rights Watch said today. Accounts by witnesses to Human Rights Watch, leaked letters from...

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Where are Sisi’s promises, 7 years after the coup?

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Asmaa Shokr Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/where-are-sisis-promises-7-years-after-the-coup/ Seven years ago, when he was only defense minister, General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi came out to announce the Egyptian people the oust of the first democratically elected civilian president in Egypt’s history. This was in the evening of Wednesday, 3...

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Egyptian Doctors in the State’s Eyes: Rhetoric Versus Reality

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Shohdi Mourad Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/egyptian-doctors-in-the-states-eyes-rhetoric-versus-reality/ One week before the Egyptian government eased restrictions that had been put in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly blamed the absence of “a...

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