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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What Egypt is Losing by Silencing Journalists During the Pandemic

Source: Project on Middle East Democracy Author(s): Mahmoud Farouk Original Link: https://pomed.org/what-egypt-is-losing-by-silencing-journalists-during-the-pandemic/ As the coronavirus continues to spread in Egypt, the regime is stepping up efforts not to combat the pandemic, but to silence the country’s few remaining independent media voices. In recent weeks, security forces have...

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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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