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How Egypt Uses a Colonial-Era Law to Crush Protests

A citizen’s right to protest her government peacefully, a core democratic freedom, is severely restricted in most Arab countries, and Egypt is no exception.  Egyptian authorities over many decades have relied upon one law in particular to suppress popular protest.

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On sexual violence – Feminist testimonies from Egypt

When I was asked to write a testimony on working in the women’s rights and gender field, I wanted to talk about what has been shrouded in silence within so-called progressive circles. I wanted to talk about the emotionally and physically painful traps set in patterns of relations that we …

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Egypt dismisses parliament workers blacklisted by newspapers .

Dozens of workers in the offices of the Egyptian parliament were prevented from attending their work after they were blacklisted as “terrorist” by private Egyptian newspapers, Quds Press reported yesterday.

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