Joint Stakeholder Submission to the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review – EGYPT

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): TIMEP and The Law Society of England & Wales Original Link: https://timep.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/UPR-Egypt.pdf As part of a commitment to producing knowledge and analysis on the policies implicating the rule of law in the Middle East, the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) and the Law Society

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Post Egypt’s Jan. Revolution: Is the bad language still ’bad’?

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Nada ZainAlabidin Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/post-egypts-jan-revolution-is-the-bad-language-still-bad/ – So, you are really trying to work on understanding the idea of using ‘Ahha’ in the community? -Yes, I do -Ahha![1] In 2015, za2ed18 website published a short video on YouTube titled “How do Egyptians insult?[2]”, the...

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Transitional Justice in Egypt: Scopes of Application

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Asmaa Khairy Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/transitional-justice-in-egypt-scopes-of-application/ For about two years, a civil-military conflict has been going on in Egypt. It started with the army ousting the civilian elected president Dr. Mohamed Morsi. The conflict resulted in a death toll over 3500 persons, and around 41,000...

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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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Egyptian Authorities are Denigrating the Revolution

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Yasmin Omar and Mai El-Sadany Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/egyptian-authorities-are-denigrating-the-revolution/ Earlier this month, Judge Muhammad Shereen Fahmy of the Cairo Criminal Court sentenced Egyptian activist Ahmed Douma to 15 years in prison and a fine of six million Egyptian pounds in a retrial of...

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Egypt: New Moves to Crush Dissent

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): N/A Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/news/2019/01/17/egypt-new-moves-crush-dissent Egyptian authorities increasingly relied on counterterrorism and state of emergency laws to crush peaceful dissent during 2018, including by prosecuting journalists and human rights activists, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2019. President Abdel Fattah...

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After CBS Interview: To What Extent Was Sisi Affected?

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Monitoring and Documentation Unit at EIS Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/after-cbs-interview-to-what-extent-was-sisi-affected/   General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s interview with CBS TV network, which was broadcast via the famous “60 Minutes” program on 6 January 2019, has sparked a wide-range debate, especially after the US network had...

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Egypt: Little Truth in Al-Sisi’s ‘60 Minutes’ Responses

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): N/A Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/news/2019/01/07/egypt-little-truth-al-sisis-60-minutes-responses President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt made several wrong claims in his appearance on January 6, 2019 on the “60 Minutes” TV show in the United States, Human Rights Watch said today. Among his statements was that the Egyptian government holds no...

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“First of all, I am an Egyptian citizen, and afterwards a Christian”: The Coptic Church in Egypt between religion and politics, as reflected on social media

Source: The Moshe Dayan Center For Middle Eastern And African Studies Author(s): Michael Barak Original Link: https://dayan.org/content/first-all-i-am-egyptian-citizen-and-afterwards-christian-coptic-church-egypt-between The increasingly close relationship between the Egyptian Coptic Church and the Egyptian regime, since 2013 headed by Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi, has long been greeted with mixed...

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Sources: Presidency gives Egyptian media orders not to cover CBS interview with Sisi

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Madamasr Original Link: https://madamasr.com/en/2019/01/06/feature/politics/sources-presidency-gives-egyptian-media-explicit-orders-to-refrain-from-covering-cbs-interview-with-sisi/ Two separate media sources within the intelligence-controlled Egyptian Media Group (EMG) say that they have received explicit orders from the presidency’s media office to refrain from...

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Al-Azhar’s Role in Freedom of Belief in Egypt

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Islam Barakat Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/al-azhars-role-in-freedom-of-belief-in-egypt/ “Today, there is no freedom, especially the freedom of religion. The Ministry of Religious Endowments will not allow unlicensed preachers to give sermons at mosques. We are the sole competent authority to decide on this...

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Football, Capitalism, and Militarization of the Public Space in Egypt

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Nouran Hassan Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/football-capitalism-and-militarization-of-the-public-space-in-egypt/ The recent chants against Turki al-Sheikh by ultra-fan groups of Al Ahly SC has gained wide popular exposure and support, drawing to sight that sporting pride is uneasily tradable for political influence, and highlighting...

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