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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.

NGOs Submit List of Human Rights Offenders to Target under Magnitsky Act

On September 12, 2017, the Project on Middle East Democracy joined a list of other human rights NGOs in writing a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin presenting a list of human rights violators and corrupt actors that should be targeted under …

High commissioner for human rights: Egypt uses state of emergency to systematically restrict civil society

Egypt has used the state of emergency imposed in April 2017 to systematically silence civil society and close civic space, under the guise of countering terrorism, said United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein in a speech on Monday.

Human Rights Watch’s website returns after being blocked for 48 Hours

After being blocked for 48 hours, Human Rights Watch is now accessible again in Egypt. Last Thursday, the organisation announced that the Egyptian authorities had blocked its website a day after it released a report on systematic torture in the country’s jails.

Egypt blocks Human Rights Watch website

Egypt has blocked the website of Human Rights Watch just a day after the organisation released a report on systematic torture in the country’s jails. The report, titled “We Do Unreasonable Things Here” and based on the accounts of 19 former detainees and the family of another, claimed Egyptian authorities …

HRW: Torture is ‘systematic practice’ in Egypt

Egypt has failed to meet basic rules of international human rights law as widespread arbitrary arrests, enforced disappearances and torture against dissidents have become common since 2013, Human Rights Watch (HRW) says in a new report.

Egypt’s Ban on Church Trips Sends Dangerous Message

Coptic monasteries and moulids, the celebrations of saints that bring hundreds of thousands of pilgrims and visitors to holy sites across Egypt, are usually overflowing during the summer. But this year, they are almost empty, thanks to the decision made by Egyptian churches to cancel all church trips and conferences. The decision, made following …