Transgender Policy in Egypt: Murder by Medical Bureaucracy

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Malak Elkashif Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/transgender-policy-in-egypt-murder-by-medical-bureaucracy/ Every November 20, transgender people around the world launch campaigns that disseminate information on the hate crimes against transgender victims and provide statistics on the numbers of transgender...

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WORLD REPORT 2022 – Egypt, Events of 2021

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): Human Rights Watch Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2022/country-chapters/egypt In 2021, authorities escalated the use of the abusive Emergency State Security Courts to prosecute peaceful activists and critics who joined thousands of dissidents already in Egypt’s congested prisons. Courts issued death sentences in mass trials, adding to the...

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Beyond Sectarian Violence: Socioeconomic Challenges for Copts in Egypt

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Amy Fallas Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/beyond-sectarian-violence-socioeconomic-challenges-for-copts-in-egypt As Coptic Christians held Christmas celebrations this past week, many also observed another more somber anniversary. On January 1, 2011, an explosion at Al-Qudiseen Church in Alexandria, Egypt killed...

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Egypt’s Religious Minorities: The Legal Framework

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): TIMEP Original Link: https://timep.org/explainers/egypts-religious-minorities-the-legal-framework/ Egypt’s legal framework is an important angle through which to understand the state of religious minorities in the country. This brief delves into some of the primary issues affecting and implicating the country’s religious...

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The Fundamental Rights of Baha’is: An Excellent Opportunity to Expand Religious Freedom in Egypt

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Amr Ezzat Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/the-fundamental-rights-of-bahais-an-excellent-opportunity-to-expand-religious-freedom-in-egypt/ By the end of the current decade, a full century will have passed since the Egyptian state began to reluctantly admit the existence of adherents of the Baha’i Faith in Egypt...

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Atheists in Egypt: Life on the Edge of Civil Death

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Ishak Ibrahim Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/atheists-in-egypt-life-on-the-edge-of-civil-death/ Atheists and nonbelievers in Egypt continue to suffer regardless of the positive indications from officials regarding the freedom of religion and faith. Atheists in the country live between security-related...

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The Transformative Politics and Memory of the Maspero Massacre

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Miray Philips Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/the-transformative-politics-and-memory-of-the-maspero-massacre/ When Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, the former head of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), died on September 21, 2021, the Coptic Orthodox Church issued a statement offering their...

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The Church State in Egypt – Origin And Formation

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mamdouh Almuneir Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/the-church-state-in-egypt-origin-and-formation/ This article will review how Pope Shenouda III’s political project turned into a kind of “Church State” during the Mubarak era and how the relationship between the two parties developed to this extent and the impact of this on the Egyptian...

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Egypt’s Officials Don’t See Unrecognized Religious Minorities

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Ishak Ibrahim Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/egypts-officials-dont-see-unrecognized-religious-minorities/ Egyptian institutions do not officially recognize some religious minorities. As a result these minorities do not receive a set of basic constitutional rights, most notably the freedom of religion, belief...

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Arab Spring Revolutions: Dreams and Prospects of Political and Social Change for LGBTIQ+ Community (Egypt and Sudan as a Model)

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Azza Sultan Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/arab-spring-revolutions-dreams-and-prospects-of-political-and-social-change-for-lgbtiq-community-egypt-and-sudan-as-a-model/ The Arab Spring protests were a strong cry against injustice, marginalization, and political corruption. Despite the different local contexts...

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Are Egypt’s Christians Persecuted? Why Some Copts Say No

Source: Hudson Institute Author(s): Paul Marshall Original Link: https://www.hudson.org/research/16629-are-egypt-s-christians-persecuted-why-some-copts-say-no The religious freedom of and even the number of Christians in Egypt is highly contested. Last year the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) removed Egypt from its recommended category of “Countries of Particular...

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World Report 2021 | Egypt

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): Human Rights Watch Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2021/country-chapters/egypt Egyptians in 2020 continued to live under the harsh authoritarian grip of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s government. Tens of thousands of government critics, including journalists and human rights defenders, remain imprisoned on politically motivated charges...

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