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Parliament’s human rights committee to conduct prisons examination to respond to HRW torture claims

Egyptian public officials have demanded visiting prisons and police stations following a recent report issued by Human Rights Watch (HRW) on the torture of prisoners.

Controversy erupts over women’s role in political life in Egypt

“The partisan experience has been denigrated.” With these words, the secretary of the Nasserist Party media committee, Mahmoud al-Asqalani, responded to the head of Egypt’s National Council for Women (NCW), Maya Morsi, who has opposed female party leaders from maintaining membership in NCW branches.

U.S. Aid to Egypt Should Hinge on Rule of Law

The United States Department of State announced three weeks ago that it would withhold $95.7 million in aid from Egypt and delay a further $195 million because of the country’s lack of respect for human rights. This decision surprised analysts as much as it reportedly startled the Egyptian government. Recent …

Egypt’s New Stability: How Long Can an Exclusionary Order Be Sustained?

The Egyptian government raised the prices of fuel and electricity at the end of June 2017, marking the second increase in less than a year. These measures are part of an IMF-backed reform effort, initiated in November 2016, that seeks to abandon most currency controls and to cut fuel subsidies. …

How Sinai Province’s persistent attempts to penetrate Cairo have failed

In the wake of raids by security forces that targeted an alleged IS militant stationing point in the Ard El Lewaa suburb of Giza on Sunday, many questions have been raised about the presence of the group in Egypt’s capital Cairo and other mainland cities.