Police forces targeted members of the Hasm terrorist movement in Alexandria on Tuesday killing three, according to a statement from the Ministry of Interior.
Egypt rejected a request filed by Italian prosecutors asking permission to attend the interrogations of seven police officers who investigated researcher Giulio Regeni before his death, Italian news agency Ansa reported on Friday.
All the President’s MPs: The Egyptian Parliament’s Role In Burying Human Rights and Silencing Dissent
The parliament is more of a rubber stamp for the executive branch and more active in constraining citizens’ rights and freedoms than any Egyptian legislature in decades. Security agencies reportedly play an active role in influencing the parliament.
Car booking apps Uber and Careem were allegedly requested by the Egyptian government to disclose real-time user and driver data, the New York Times reported on Saturday, a move that raises concern over the state’s ongoing surveillance efforts.
Massive disputes erupted on Sunday among Egypt’s Parliament members while discussing the maritime demarcation agreement that grants Saudi Arabia sovereignty over the Red Sea islands of Tiran and Sanfir.
A security official at the Ministry of the Interior said on Friday that the security authorities raised the state of alert nationwide, coinciding with the changes that took place on the regional arena, the latest of which was the boycott of Qatar by Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain …
The undersigned civil society organisations express our serious concern over the recent escalation of restrictions on civil society and the public vilification of human rights defenders in Egypt. We call on the Egyptian authorities to uphold their international obligations and ensure that civil society and human rights defenders can work …
US Republican Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham criticised the recent approval of Egypt’s contentious NGO law, deeming it “draconian legislation” that seeks to regulate the work of nongovernmental organizations, in a statement on Wednesday.
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Over the past month, debate in Egypt has centered around a legislative initiative designed to reorganize the way the country’s religious establishment is governed.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi signed into effect a law on Tuesday that restricts the operations of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Egypt, many of them involved in human rights work.