On November 29, 2016, the Egyptian Parliament voted overwhelmingly to pass a draconian new NGO law.* The legislation, which President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has not yet signed, contravenes international human rights standards and Egypt’s own constitution. The pending law is even more repressive than Egypt’s existing NGO Law (84/2002). If ratified, …
Amid sanctions imposed by Egyptian authorities, Nazra for Feminist Studies and its director, Mozn Hassan, were awarded the Right Livelihood Award—usually referred to as the “Alternative Nobel Prize”—in a large ceremony held by Right Livelihood Foundation in Cairo on Saturday night.
Egypt’s State Council Commissioner Authority (SCCA) recommended the revoking of a prior administrative order to close Al-Nadeem Center for Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence, in a report on Saturday.
Prosecutor General Nabil Sadek on Sunday dropped investigations against Mona Mina, the Doctors Syndicate’s undersecretary, due to lack of significance, according to state-run media outlet EGY News.
Egyptian human rights groups say they are being subject to a widening government crackdown targeting organisations accused [by the government] of threatening national security.
The parliament’s Disciplinary Committee, headed by Bahaa El-Din Abou Shoka, concluded investigations of member of parliament (MP) Elhamy Agina, recommending withdrawal of his membership, according to state-run newspaper Al-Ahram.
Egypt on Thursday closed the offices of a prominent human rights group that helps victims of violence and torture, the organisation and a police official said.
Rights lawyer Negad al-Borai was prevented from boarding an international flight at Cairo International Airport on Thursday.
Civil society in Egypt is undergoing an unprecedented wave of repression. The government is not only targeting NGOs that have played a vital role in documenting human rights violations. It appears the state is attempting to silence or subdue virtually the entire spectrum of civil society, including activists across the …
Members of Parliament (MPs) for North Sinai governorate criticized the Interior Ministry’s statement announcing the killing of 10 militants in clashes with the security forces.