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NCHR denounces postponement of UN anti-torture conference in Cairo

Egypt’s National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) on Wednesday said it was shocked that the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has postponed the anti-torture conference in Cairo scheduled for September following rights groups’ backlash against Egypt’s human rights record.

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Egyptian-Chinese naval forces begin joint training in Mediterranean sea

Egyptian-Chinese Naval forces began on Wednesday a maritime exercise within the boundaries of the northern maritime fleet in the Mediterranean sea. The training features the participation of several Egyptian warships and the Chinese destroyer XIAN-153, said military spokesperson Tamer al-Refeai.

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Egypt, Russia and Belarus participate in joint military exercise in Moscow

Egypt’s army spokesperson Tamer El Refa’ai said on Tuesday that Egyptian a group of airborne forces left the country to partake in a joint military exercise that will take place in Russia on Tuesday, with the participation of military forces from Russia and Belarus.

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Human rights community in Egypt calls on UN to ‘explicitly cancel’ anti-torture conference after decision to postpone

Hours after the United Nations decided to postpone a planned anti-torture conference in Cairo, over 80 prominent human rights workers, lawyers, journalists, activists and public figures in Egypt called on the UN to “explicitly cancel or reallocate the event to another country with the minimum respect for human rights,” in …

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Fears over Egyptian judiciary’s independence arise after Sisi appointments

Fears are rising in Egypt over the Egyptian president appointment of top judges for the first time in the country’s modern history, criticism of the judiciary’s lack of independence is rampant.

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