Egypt’s Unprecedented Crackdown on EIPR

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): TIMEP Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/egypts-unprecedented-crackdown-on-eipr/ Since its founding in 2002, the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) has served as one of the country’s leading knowledge producers, legal aid providers, and human rights organizations. Through its documentation, research...

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Egypt: Strategic Implications of Extended Political Repression

Source: Doha Institute Author(s): Hesham Shafick Original Link:  https://www.dohainstitute.org/en/PoliticalStudies/Pages/Egypt-Strategic-Implications-of-Extended-Political-Repression.aspx [Description] (make sure you only post 100- 200 word excerpt of paper & follow with a “read more at original link”) Read more at original link

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Disinformation Campaign Targets Rape Victim and Witnesses in Egypt

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Joey Shea Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/disinformation-campaign-targets-rape-victim-and-witnesses-in-egypt/ Egypt’s sexual assault reckoning intensified at the end of August when witnesses and campaigners involved in bringing to light a horrific gang-rape were arrested and smeared. Private...

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Egypt’s Repression Against Civil Society

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Gennaro Gervasio and Andrea Teti Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/en/pubblicazione/egypts-repression-against-civil-society-27414 On August 25th, 2020, the Director and co-founder of the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) Bahey Eldin Hasan was found guilty of “publishing false news” and “insulting the...

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Sisi’s War on the Poor

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Maged Mandour Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/sada/82772 The Egyptian government’s fiscal and economic policies are accelerating the transfer of wealth from lower and middle classes to itself and business elites, with likely devastating consequences. Read more at original link

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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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