Egypt | Circles of Hell from Tahrir to Zagazig: When will the Normalization of Sexual Violence against Women End?

Source: Cairo Institute For Human Rights Studies Author(s): Unknown Original Link: http://www.cihrs.org/?p=19885&lang=en The mob-sexual assault of a university student in the early hours of Friday 31 March 2017 in the Qawmia area of the city of Zagazig, Sharkia governorate, tragically corroborates the persistence and prevalence of sexual violence against women in the Egyptian public...

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How Sisi Is Destabilising Egypt

Source: Carnegie Endowment Author(s): Amr Hamzawy Original Link: http://carnegieendowment.org/2017/04/02/how-sisi-is-destabilising-egypt-pub-68518 Since 2013, Egypt’s new authoritarian government has systematically widened its repression of the opposition to targets beyond the Islamist spectrum. Voices of dissent have been targeted, including businessmen whose refusal to provide...

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How the Egyptian Government Endorses Torture

Source: The Tahrir Institute For Middle East Policy Author(s): Sherif Azer Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/how-the-egyptian-government-endorses-torture/ Egypt’s problems with torture are well documented. Inhumane practices that cause humiliation, severe psychological damage, and even death have become systematic inside Egyptian police stations, detention centers, and prisons. The...

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Egypt | In meetings with British Foreign Secretary and EU Human Rights Envoy : Combating sectarian violence requires respect for human rights and justice

Source: Cairo Institute For Human Rights Studies Author(s): Unknown Original Link: http://www.cihrs.org/?p=19894&lang=en In meetings with British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and EU Human Rights Envoy Stavros Lambrinidis; Mohamed Zaree, CIHRS Egypt Programme director emphasized that respect for human rights and justice is the only way to contain terrorism and promote long-term stability...

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Blocking the Defenders: Egypt’s Closure of El Nadeem

Source: The Tahrir Institute For Middle East Policy Author(s): Magda Adly Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/blocking-the-defenders-egypts-closure-of-el-nadeem/ At 11 a.m. on the morning of February 9, 2017, two doctors from the Free Treatment Department of the Ministry of Health, accompanied by about 50 policemen, headed toward the El Nadeem Center for the Rehabilitation of the...

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Bricks in the Wall: El Nadeem, the NGO Law, and Egypt’s Crackdown

Source: The Tahrir Institute For Middle East Policy Author(s): Hussein Baoumi Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/bricks-in-the-wall-el-nadeem-the-ngo-law-and-egypts-crackdown/ Yesterday, the El Nadeem Center for Rehabilitation of Victims of Torture was closed by Egyptian security forces, following a crackdown on most of that country’s public sphere that Human Rights Watch and others...

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The Regeni murder: Egypt’s repression of academics and journalists

Source: German Institute For Security And International Affairs Author(s): Dr. Stephan Roll, Lars Brozus Original Link: https://www.swp-berlin.org/en/point-of-view/the-regeni-murder-egypts-repression-of-academics-and-journalists/ The murder of an Italian academic one year ago was yet another tragic reminder that it is barely possible to conduct independent research in Egypt these days. But...

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What Egypt’s Court Ruling on Protest Law Means

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): David Risley Original Link: http://www.mei.edu/content/article/what-egypt-s-court-ruling-protest-law-means Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court (S.C.C.) recently ruled that a central element of the country’s controversial Protest Law relating to police power to ban public demonstrations is unconstitutional. Article 73 of the constitution states in...

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Using SNS to Combat Egyptian Child Trafficking

Source: The Moshe Dayan Center For Middle Eastern And African Studies Author(s): Michael Barak Original Link: https://dayan.org/content/using-sns-combat-egyptian-child-trafficking In recent years, Egyptians have increasingly used social networking sites (SNS) to fight the prevalence of child trafficking and kidnappings. Alongside state authorities and traditional means, such as publishing...

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Egypt’s Anti Protest Law: Legalising Authoritarianism

Source: Carnegie Endowment Author(s): Amr Hamzawy Original Link: http://carnegieendowment.org/2016/11/24/egypt-s-anti-protest-law-legalising-authoritarianism-pub-66274 Since the summer of 2013, following the military coup led by President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the ruling regime in Egypt has managed to handcuff the public space, surround it with restrictions. This has been in a stark contrast...

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Report: Rethinking U.S. Economic Aid to Egypt

Source: Pomed – Project On Middle East Democracy Author(s): Amy Hawthorne Original Link: http://pomed.org/pomed-publications/new-report-rethinking-u-s-economic-aid-to-egypt/ In a new POMED Report, Rethinking U.S. Economic Aid to Egypt, POMED Deputy Director for Research Amy Hawthorne takes a detailed look at U.S. bilateral economic aid for Egypt. Since the 1979 Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty...

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On Rashid, Egypt’s Latest Mediterranean Tragedy

Source: The Tahrir Institute For Middle East Policy Author(s): Tom Rollins Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/on-rashid-egypts-latest-mediterranean-tragedy/ September 21, 2016: A boat has sunk off the coast of Rashid in northern Egypt. Hundreds of people—grieving friends and family, concerned local residents—stand by the water, looking out to sea, waiting for a boat to return with...

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