Forced Disappearances Spike in Egypt

Source: The Tahrir Institute For Middle East Policy Author(s): May El-Sadany Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/forced-disappearances-spike-in-egypt-2/ On January 13, 2014, Ashraf Shahata, originally trained as a lawyer, went to the private school that he had helped establish in Kerdasa, Giza. He parked his car, went inside to meet one of his partners, and was last seen walking out...

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“Look for Another Homeland” Forced Evictions in Egypt’s Rafah

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): Unknown Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/report/2015/09/22/look-another-homeland/forced-evictions-egypts-rafah SUMMARY “I myself used to make food and tea for the soldiers and they came and sat in the shade of our olive tree when the sun beat down on them … My mother told me: ‘The tree is your responsibility. I fed you from it

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Repressing Egypt’s Civil Society: State Violence, Restriction of the Public Sphere, and Extrajudicial Persecution

Source: German Institute For Security and Counter-Terrorism And International Affairs Author(s): Jannis Grimm Original Link: https://www.swp-berlin.org/en/publication/repressing-egypts-civil-society/ Summary: Since the military coup of July 2013, one of the characteristics of the Egyptian regime has been the lack of clarity on the boundaries of political activism and on what activities it...

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Repression in Egypt from Mubarak to Sisi

Source: Carnegie Endowment Author(s): Maged Mandour Original Link: http://carnegieendowment.org/sada/60985 Since July 2013, Egyptian authorities have undertaken a campaign of repression against dissidents. Over the past two years, the scope and severity of this campaign has surpassed any that Egypt saw under Hosni Mubarak. Most notably, security forces attacked mostly peaceful Muslim...

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THE NEW COUNTERTERRORISM LAW: ANOTHER BLOW TO THE CONSTITUTION, ENCOURAGES EXTRA JUDICIAL KILLING

Source: Egyptian Initiative For Personal Rights Author(s): Unknown Original Link: https://eipr.org/sites/default/files/reports/pdf/the_new_counterterrorism_law.pdf Introduction On 7 July, a group of political parties, rights organizations, and public figures issued a statement urging a delay in the issuance of the proposed counterterrorism law pending a broad, genuine social dialogue on the...

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Germany Welcomes Egypt’s Sisi

Source: Carnegie Endowment Author(s): Judy Dempsey Original Link: http://carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/60260 For many months, Egypt’s top diplomats have been trying to persuade Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, to invite Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to Berlin. And for many months, Merkel refused. She insisted that Egypt should first hold parliamentary elections. Elections...

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Egypt’s Short and Long-Term Challenges

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Paul Salem Original Link: http://www.mei.edu/content/at/egypts-short-and-long-term-challenges In the year since being elected to the presidency, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has consolidated a ruling coalition, restored economic growth, and brought back considerable stability to the country after four years of turmoil. But this has come with a harsh crackdown...

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From Restriction to closure of public space in Egypt Egyptian Government Clamps Down on Rights Groups, Seeking their Eradication

Source: Cairo Institute For Human Rights Studies Author(s): Unknown Original Link: http://www.cihrs.org/?p=14940&lang=en The undersigned organizations utterly reject and condemn the increasingly aggressive actions taken by the Egyptian government and the investigating bodies against civil society, especially rights groups. We believe the goal of these measures is to slowly strangle the...

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Obama Embraces the Nixon Doctrine in Egypt

Source: Carnegie Endowment Author(s): Michele Dunne, Robert Kagan Original Link: http://carnegieendowment.org/2015/04/03/obama-embraces-nixon-doctrine-in-egypt-pub-59649 Is Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi really an ally in our ongoing struggle against Islamic jihadism and terrorism in the Middle East? That seems to be the prevailing view these days. The Wall Street Journal’s Bret...

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Common Sense and Courage on Egypt

Source: Council On Foreign Relations Author(s): Elliot Abrams Original Link: https://www.cfr.org/blog/common-sense-and-courage-egypt Senator John McCain is a rare voice both of common sense and–because common sense on Egypt is so rare–of courage when it comes to U.S. relations with that key Arab country. Last week he issued this statement about human rights in Egypt… Read...

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Under Threat: Egypt’s Systematic Campaign against NGOs

Source: Pomed – Project On Middle East Democracy Author(s): Todd Ruffner Original Link: http://pomed.org/pomed-publications/under-threat-egypts-ngo-community/ Summary: Egypt’s January 2011 Revolution brought with it a hope that the nation’s civil society would be able to work free of oppression, intimidation, and harassment for the first time in its history. A democratic transition would...

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The Menace of Collective Punishment and Lack of Due Diligence in Egypt

Source: The Tahrir Institute For Middle East Policy Author(s): Adel Ramadan Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/the-menace-of-collective-punishment-and-lack-of-due-diligence-in-egypt/ “As long as murder is committed collectively, punishment is imposed collectively,” Judge Mohammed Nagy Shehata said in a television interview on February 2, 2015 – the day the Giza Criminal Court issued...

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