When the Procedural is Political

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Nathan J. Brown Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/80301 In Egypt today there is little room for politics on issues in which the regime has staked out clear positions or that are deemed to be connected to security. But there is still room for vigorous debate over matters that might seem mundane, but are still consequential for Egyptians,

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“Stuck” in Transit: Systematic limitations on the integration of Syrian refugees in Egypt and its impact on mental health and well-being

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Diana Rayes Original Link:  https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/stuck-in-transit-systematic-limitations-on-the-integration-of-syrian-refugees-in-egypt-and-its-impact-on-the-mental-health-and-well-being-of-a-population-in-flux/ According to the most recent report from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees...

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Fact Sheet – Egypt’s “New” NGO Law: As Draconian as the Old One

Source: POMED – Project on Middle East Democracy Author(s): N/A Original Link:  https://pomed.org/fact-sheet-egypts-new-ngo-law-as-draconian-as-the-old-one/ As Egyptian leader Abdel Fattah al-Sisi attends the UN General Assembly this week—and meets today with President Donald Trump—he likely will aim to divert attention from this weekend’s anti-regime protests in Cairo and several other...

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Civil society leaders fight travel bans as 9-year NGO foreign funding case drags on

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Madamasr Original Link:  https://madamasr.com/en/2019/09/15/feature/politics/civil-society-leaders-fight-travel-bans-as-9-year-ngo-foreign-funding-case-drags-on/ Thirteen human rights advocates and representatives of multiple Egyptian organizations continue to fight travel bans imposed on them in Case 173/2011, known as the NGO foreign funding case. The case, which...

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Egypt’s Prisons: History of Negotiations for Freedom

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Ahmad Al-Azhari Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypts-prisons-history-of-negotiations-for-freedom/ There are several reports that have recently been circulated about repentance, reconciliation, or negotiations run by some political detainees with the current Egyptian regime, hoping to be pardoned and released from prison to continue...

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TIMEP Brief: Detention Conditions in Egypt

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): TIMEP Original Link:  https://timep.org/reports-briefings/timep-brief-detention-conditions-in-egypt/ Summary: In September 2016, the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information estimatedthat there were about 106,000 detained persons in Egypt, though ANHRI noted these were modest estimates. Detainees in Egypt have been held in a...

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Positive Economic Growth in Egypt Belies Mounting Problems

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Gregory Aftandilian Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/positive-economic-growth-in-egypt-belies-mounting-problems/ Egypt has received high marks from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for carrying out a series of difficult economic reforms and for its success as an emerging market. However, such positive trends mask a deeply...

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Egypt’s Online Repression Thwarts Both Growth and Democracy

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Joey Shea Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/egypts-online-repression-thwarts-both-growth-and-democracy/ After outlawing protests and slowly dominating traditional media, the Egyptian state has embarked upon a multipronged strategy aimed at completely controlling and curtailing digital spaces...

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Normalizing the military judiciary: How the constitutional amendments bring the Armed Forces into Egypt’s judicial system

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Rana Mamdouh Original Link:  https://madamasr.com/en/2019/08/07/feature/politics/normalizing-the-military-judiciary-how-the-constitutional-amendments-bring-the-armed-forces-into-egypts-judicial-system/ The day after a set of controversial constitutional amendments were approved in a national referendum in April, the Minister of Justice sent three...

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TIMEP Brief: Church Construction Law

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): TIMEP Original Link: https://timep.org/reports-briefings/timep-brief-church-construction-law/ The Church Construction Law creates a formal process for Christian denominations to submit a request for the “building, expanding, enhancement, reinforcement, destruction, or external detailing of a church, church annex, services building...

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Alone at the Top in Egypt

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Yezid Sayigh Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/79562 Official Egyptian responses to civil conflict and political transitions among countries since early 2019 have shown an instinctive preference to help a military strongman to power in Libya and preserve the overriding say of the armed forces in the governing arrangements of Sudan and Algeria. However, a...

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Egypt: New NGO Law Renews Draconian Restrictions

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): Human Rights Watch   Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/news/2019/07/24/egypt-new-ngo-law-renews-draconian-restrictions Egypt’s parliament approved a new law governing nongovernment organizations on July 14, 2019 that would maintain many of the existing restrictions on their work, Human Rights Watch said today. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi should not...

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