Egypt’s Human Rights Movement Repression, Resistance, and Co-optation

Source: The Century Foundation Author(s): Khaled Mansour Original Link: https://tcf.org/content/report/egypts-human-rights-movement/ Snapshot: Since the mid-1980s, the number of Egyptian nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) focusing on human rights has grown rapidly. But despite the proliferation of organizations, the human rights movement in Egypt has never been very effective, and is now...

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Egypt | Does Egypt’s President Really Want to Fight Terrorism?

Source: Cairo Institute For Human Rights Studies Author(s): Bahey Eldin Hassan Original Link: http://www.cihrs.org/?p=19817&lang=en The Islamic State’s affiliate in Egypt is on the march. On Palm Sunday, a pair of bombs killed 45 people at church. This was the third major attack on Coptic churches in less than four months — and the first such attack recently in major

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The Ultras Ahlawy Football, Violence, and the Quest for Justice

Source: The Century Foundation Author(s): Karim Medhat Ennarah Original Link: https://tcf.org/content/report/the-ultras-ahlawy/ Snapshot: The “Ultra” fans of Egyptian football emerged from the world of sport in 2011 to play an important role in the revolution. Then, in Port Said in February 2012, tragedy struck: seventy-two football fans were killed in a melee and stampede. The flawed

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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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