Biggest wave of arrests since Sisi took office: 1909 people detained

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Madamasr Original Link:  https://madamasr.com/en/2019/09/26/feature/politics/biggest-wave-of-arrests-since-sisi-took-office-1909-people-detained/ A wide and aggressive sweep by security forces continues, with at least 1,909 people arrested as of early Thursday morning, according to the Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights. This arrest campaign, which...

Learn More

Egypt: World leaders must act to stop President al-Sisi’s repressive crackdown

Source: Amnesty International Author(s): Amnesty International Original Link:  https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2019/09/egypt-world-leaders-must-act-to-stop-president-al-sisis-repressive-crackdown/ Ahead of further protests expected on Friday, world leaders must confront President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and utterly condemn the crackdown he has waged to counter the outbreak of protests in...

Learn More

Egypt: rights and security, another crackdown

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Giuseppe Dentice and Alessia Melcangi Original Link:  https://www.ispionline.it/it/pubblicazione/egitto-diritti-e-sicurezza-ancora-un-giro-di-vite-24005 The victory in the constitutional referendum of April 2019 offered the president al-Sisi the possibility of widening the range of powers, eliminating at the same time any...

Learn More

How Far Will Sisi’s Government Go to Crush Protests?

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): Amr Magdi Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/news/2019/09/23/how-far-will-sisis-government-go-crush-protests Time and again, Egyptian security forces have responded to peaceful protests with harsh oppression. Rare public protests this weekend were met with tear gas, the firing of live bullets, and mass arrests. Lawyers in Cairo talk of hundreds of...

Learn More

OPEN LETTER TO EU MEMBER STATES AHEAD OF THE UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW OF EGYPT

Source: Amnesty International Author(s): Amnesty International Original Link:  https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/mde12/1062/2019/en/ The next Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Egypt’s human rights record is scheduled for 13 November 2019, under the auspices of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. We are writing to strongly urge your government to use this occasion to address the...

Learn More

Sinai Deportees and Prospects of Protracted Conflict (2)

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Nouran Hassan Original Link:  https://en.eipss-eg.org/sinai-deportees-and-prospects-of-protracted-conflict-2/ The first part of this work has examined political strategies to dismantle the local identity of Bedouin tribes in northern Sinai, first by political mediation then by coercion and offense to end two communities’ physical presence in...

Learn More

Civil society leaders fight travel bans as 9-year NGO foreign funding case drags on

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Madamasr Original Link:  https://madamasr.com/en/2019/09/15/feature/politics/civil-society-leaders-fight-travel-bans-as-9-year-ngo-foreign-funding-case-drags-on/ Thirteen human rights advocates and representatives of multiple Egyptian organizations continue to fight travel bans imposed on them in Case 173/2011, known as the NGO foreign funding case. The case, which...

Learn More

Assessment of Egypt’s Cash Transfer Social Programs

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mohamed Ahmed Abbas Original Link:  https://en.eipss-eg.org/assessment-of-egypts-cash-transfer-social-programs/ Egypt launched the so-called “economic reform program” in 2014, including removal of energy subsidies (in addition to flotation of the Egyptian pound and the introduction of a new VAT tax) within the framework of the government’s $12...

Learn More

Vision of the Egyptian Political System for Education

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Amgad Hamdi Original Link:  https://en.eipss-eg.org/vision-of-the-egyptian-political-system-for-education/ The policies that governed the education process in Egypt after July 1952 have led to deterioration of the education project as a choice for building the renaissance and progress of the Egyptian State. Although education flourished during...

Learn More

Egypt’s Prisons: History of Negotiations for Freedom

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Ahmad Al-Azhari Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypts-prisons-history-of-negotiations-for-freedom/ There are several reports that have recently been circulated about repentance, reconciliation, or negotiations run by some political detainees with the current Egyptian regime, hoping to be pardoned and released from prison to continue...

Learn More

Assessment of Egypt’s New Education Reform System

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Amgad Hamdi Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/assessment-of-egypts-new-education-reform-system/ No partial experience of reforming the education system will succeed even if depends on in-depth studies since the whole thing does not go unilaterally but remains subject to the general structure that governs development of the educational...

Learn More

TIMEP Brief: Detention Conditions in Egypt

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): TIMEP Original Link:  https://timep.org/reports-briefings/timep-brief-detention-conditions-in-egypt/ Summary: In September 2016, the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information estimatedthat there were about 106,000 detained persons in Egypt, though ANHRI noted these were modest estimates. Detainees in Egypt have been held in a...

Learn More
Skip to toolbar