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ERC makes international demand for release of Egypt’s ill Morsi

The ousted President of Egypt, Mohammed Morsi, who is struggling from ill health and languishing in an Egyptian prison, should be immediately released from detention, said the head of an Egyptian political and civil rights organisation.

Transparency International to Egypt: Stop the onslaught against civil society

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 …

51 accused in Rabea operations room case placed on terror list despite 21 having received acquittals

Eight months after the initial ruling was passed, 51 individuals said to be associated with the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group were officially placed on Egypt’s terror list for a three-year period on Saturday. All were accused in the Rabea operations room case, and 21 of them were acquitted of terror …

Egypt cites ‘self-defense’ for Libya strikes to UN Security Council

Egypt officially notified the UN Security Council of its air strikes on extremist strongholds in Libya on Saturday, citing Article 51 of the UN charter – the right to self-defense after armed attacks occur.

The Egyptian Army’s violent trail of breadcrumbs

“The army is a killing machine.” – These were words chosen by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi to address his soldiers as minister of defense. In a video leaked nearly three years ago, he explained why the army is incapable of fighting terrorism, why it should not partake in it …