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Egypt busts organ trafficking network

The Egyptian Interior Ministry shocked the public Aug. 22 by announcing it had arrested 12 people who had formed an organ trafficking network in Giza governorate, south of Cairo. The revelation sparked the public’s fear of a rise in such trafficking in the country, as did media reports this week …

Draft bill would target Brotherhood workers in Egypt

Mohamed Abu Hamed, the deputy chairman of the Egyptian parliament’s Social Solidarity Committee, is stirring controversy in human rights circles, having revealed that he is preparing a draft law aimed at dismissing members of the Muslim Brotherhood from their public posts. Many people fear the draft law, which they say violates the …

New law for newly-established National Electoral Commission ratified

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday ratified a law which stipulates that the National Electoral Commission (NEC) is an independent authority, located in Cairo, and can be moved to any place according to its staff’s desire.

Following deadly clashes, Nile island residents keep up fight against evictions

When Hala Fawzi, a resident of the Nile island of al-Warraq, left home to buy food, she never expected that she would return to find her home reduced to a pile of rubble. “My four children were inside the house. The neighbors saved them before security forces began the demolitions,” she …

Egypt sets up national council to fight terrorism

Egypt established a national council for combating terrorism today, giving it broad authority to set policies aimed at “fighting extremism”, a presidential decree stated.

Government maintains wiping out Al-Warraq infringements: Al-Haras

Following clashes between security forces and residents of Al-Warraq island this week, which resulted in the death of a citizen and the injury of dozens from both sides, the retreat of security forces is likely to be temporary as government officials have asserted they had no plans of stopping the …