In the Name of the People: a report on death sentences issued in 2018 and an analysis of the application of the death penalty in Egyptian courts

Source: Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights Author(s): Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights Original Link: https://eipr.org/en/press/2019/03/name-people-report-death-penalty-2018 The report reviews and documents death sentences issued in Egypt throughout 2018 and attempts to analyze patterns of handing down death sentences verdicts  by Egyptian courts, tracking quantitative and...

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Surviving Repression: How Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood Has Carried On

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Barbara Zollner Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/2019/03/11/surviving-repression-how-egypt-s-muslim-brotherhood-has-carried-on-pub-78552 Since the military overthrow in July 2013 of Egypt’s then president Mohamed Morsi, the regime of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has engaged in the systematic repression of the Muslim Brotherhood, of which Morsi is a member...

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Egyptian Women: The Gap Between the Haves and the Have Nots

Source: Wilson Center Author(s): Moushira Khattab Original Link: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/blog-post/egyptian-women-the-gap-between-the-haves-and-the-have-nots It’s hard to talk about the status of Egyptian women in any sector without addressing the gap between the haves and the have nots. While some women continue to make headlines, others are stuck in the doldrums of living below the...

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Egypt: al-Sisi increasingly powerful, increasingly weak oppositions

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Giuseppe Dentice Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/it/pubblicazione/egitto-al-sisi-sempre-piu-potente-opposizioni-sempre-piu-deboli-22358 2019 will be a very important year for Egypt facing old problems and new political challenges. After the clear electoral success of March 2018, which gave Abdel Fattah...

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TIMEP Brief: Case 173: Egypt’s Foreign Funding Case

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): TIMEP Original Link: https://timep.org/reports-briefings/timep-brief-case-173-egypts-foreign-funding-case/ On December 20, 2018, the defendants in Case 173, popularly known as Egypt’s foreign funding case, were acquitted in a widely anticipated retrial. The case dates to 2011, when security personnel raided the headquarters of...

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Worse Than Mubarak

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Andrew Miller and Amy Hawthorne Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/2019/02/27/worse-than-mubarak-pub-78470 Consumed by domestic politics, exhausted by the Middle East, and complacent about the stability of Arab allies, Washington has stopped paying close attention to Egypt. But something alarming is happening in the most populous Arab country and a key...

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How to Confront Constitutional Amendments in Egypt

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Khaled Fouad Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/how-to-confront-constitutional-amendments-in-egypt/ This study seeks exploration of the common ground that may unite the different Egyptian political forces and build a unified national stance, restore the spirit of joint action between these forces, and overcome differences on controversial...

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Correcting the ‘Corrective Revolution’

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Nathan J. Brown Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/78461 Egypt’s current constitution was born to be amended, as some of its architects made clear when they wrote it five years ago. One of its most significant features, a limitation on presidential terms that appeared to be deeply entrenched, was quite obviously in the cross-hairs as

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HUMAN RIGHTS IN EGYPT: REVIEW OF 2018

Source: Amnesty International Author(s): Amnesty International Original Link: https://www.amnesty.org/download/Documents/MDE1299162019ENGLISH.pdf The scope of Egypt’s human rights crisis expanded, as the authorities arrested opponents, critics, satirists, current and former human rights and labour rights activists, journalists, presidential candidates and sexual harassment survivors. The...

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Doubling Down on Dictatorship

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Timothy E. Kaldas Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/doubling-down-on-dictatorship/ In one of the least surprising political developments in Egypt since 2013, President Abdel-Fattah El Sisi’s allies are moving to amend Egypt’s constitution so that he can continue to rule the country until 2034. Since deposing...

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Judicial officials: Constitutional amendments final battleground in struggle for judicial independence

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Madamasr Original Link: https://madamasr.com/en/2019/02/21/feature/politics/judicial-officials-constitutional-amendments-final-battleground-in-struggle-for-judicial-independence/ In a meeting with Middle Eastern and North African general prosecutors in Cairo on Wednesday, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi once again stressed the importance of judicial...

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Proposed Amendments to the Egyptian Constitution: Enshrining Autocracy

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Policy Analysis Unit Original Link: https://www.dohainstitute.org/en/PoliticalStudies/Pages/Proposed-Amendments-to-the-2014-Egyptian-Constitution-Consolidating-Autocracy.aspx On 13 and 14 February 2019, The Egyptian parliament voted in favor — 485 against 16 with one abstention — of amending the constitution. The proposal was submitted by 155...

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