Egypt’s Copts and Politics: Determinants and Developments

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mamdouh Almuneir Original Link:  https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypts-copts-and-politics-determinants-and-developments/ Although Egypt’s Copts are considered an important component of the Egyptian society, however, many problems have often surfaced regarding the status of the Copts within the State and even within the Egyptian society itself. These...

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Refugees and asylum-seekers in Egypt in the time of Covid-19

Source: Economic Research Forum Author(s): Dina Abdel-Fattah Original Link: https://theforum.erf.org.eg/2020/05/20/refugees-asylum-seekers-egypt-time-covid-19/ The many refugees and asylum-seekers in Egypt were facing numerous challenges of integration and access to work even before the Covid-19 pandemic. This column outlines their daily struggles for survival, as well as the emerging economic...

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Egypt: the pandemic undermines internal stability and regional ambitions

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Giuseppe Dentice and Alessia Melcangi Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/it/pubblicazione/egitto-la-pandemia-mina-stabilita-interna-e-ambizioni-regionali-26249 Like other countries in the region, Egypt is also committed to coping with the sudden and rampant pandemic spread of Covid-19, a health emergency that has...

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COVID-19: Egypt can still spare prison infections via cond. release

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Asmaa Shokr Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/covid-19-egypt-can-still-spare-prison-infections-via-cond-release/ Over the past years we have been accustomed to hearing about repeated cries of distress coming from inmates in prison cells and their families, as well as solidarity campaigns from public figures or activists, and countless...

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Egypt’s Empowered Prosecution and Threats to Fair Trial Guarantees

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Nourhan Fahmy Original Link:  https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/egypts-empowered-prosecution-and-threats-to-fair-trial-guarantees/ Legally defined as acting in the interest of the public, the public prosecution has always been a critical juncture in the Egyptian criminal justice system. As the body that initiates...

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The Role of Egypt’s Lawyers Amid State Crackdown and Prosecutorial Repression

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Nourhan Fahmy Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/the-role-of-egypts-lawyers-amid-state-crackdown-and-prosecutorial-repression/ At the 2015 funeral of the assassinated Egyptian Public Prosecutor Hisham Barakat, President Abdel-Fattah El Sisi expressed the urgent need for exceptional measures in order to achieve...

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The Egyptian Prosecution: A Fact Sheet

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Nourhan Fahmy Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/the-egyptian-prosecution-a-fact-sheet/ What is the Public Prosecution? Who is the Public Prosecutor? How has the Public Prosecutor been appointed over the years?What appointment guidelines apply to prosecutors more broadly?Spotlight: What is the Supreme State...

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EGYPT: PRISONS ARE NOW JOURNALISTS’ NEWROOMS

Source: Amnesty International Author(s): Amnesty International Original Link:  Since 2016, the Egyptian authorities have consolidated their grip on the media landscape and intensified their crackdown on journalists daring to deviate from the official narrative, Amnesty International said. This clampdown on media not only violates journalists’ right to freedom of expression, but also the...

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The Controversy of Banning Niqab in Public in Egypt

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Ishak Ibrahim Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/the-controversy-of-banning-niqab-in-public-in-egypt/ Calls for banning the niqab (the full face veil) in public places and state institutions in Egypt have recently re-emerged, gaining momentum after the High Administrative Court rendered a final judgment this past...

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Coronavirus: Egypt’s Prisons Could Spare Disaster with Conditional Releases

Source: Human Rights Watch |First Published in Middle East Eye Author(s): Amr Magdi Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/news/2020/03/16/coronavirus-egypts-prisons-could-spare-disaster-conditional-releases In a country like Egypt where basic rights are severely stifled, there are many rights-related ramifications during a public health crisis. One of the most urgent is the impact on vulnerable...

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Egypt – Freedom In The World 2020

Source: Freedom House Author(s): Freedom House Original Link:  https://freedomhouse.org/country/egypt/freedom-world/2020 President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who first took power in a 2013 coup, has governed Egypt in an increasingly authoritarian manner. Meaningful political opposition is virtually nonexistent, as expressions of dissent can draw criminal prosecution and imprisonment. Civil...

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