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Egypt: former presidential candidate given jail term in ‘politically-motivated’ conviction

Today’s conviction of Khalid Ali, a former Egyptian presidential candidate and prominent human rights lawyer widely viewed as President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s top contender for the 2018 presidential elections, is “politically-motivated”, said Amnesty International.

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Ibrahim Al-Senoussi: Sisi regime culpable in the death of Akef

Ibrahim Al-Senoussi, a counsellor to Sudanese president and former Secretary-General of the Sudanese Popular Congress Party, criticised the government of Egypt over the death of Mohammed Mahdi Akef, a former leader of the Muslim Brotherhood.

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Only terrorists will be deprived of Egyptian nationality, not opponents: Interior Ministry’s official

The Interior Ministry will only remove the Egyptian nationality from any citizen who is proven to be member of a terrorist group by judicial verdict, according to media statements from the ministry’s deputy director general for Legal Affairs.

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Will Egyptian government embrace the Muslim Brotherhood?

Conflicts within the Muslim Brotherhood led Sept. 13 to violent clashes between advocates and opponents of the intellectual revisions carried out by the group in Fayoum prison. Similar clashes had broken out Sept. 2 in the same prison located in the Fayoum governorate, southwest of Cairo.

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Egypt-Israel relations ‘at highest level’ in history

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the first time in public on Tuesday. The meeting came ahead of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, in what Egypt said was part of an effort to revive the Palestinian-Israeli diplomatic talks.

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Pain, torture and alienation

Human Rights Watch recently published a report exposing the use of “systematic torture” by Egyptian security forces. This includes, but is not limited to, the use of sexual violence, electric shocks and stress positions. Sadly, the report confirms what is already common knowledge amongst the vast majority of Egyptians.

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Why Egypt Must Work Toward Abolishing the Death Penalty

International rights groups this summer criticized death sentences issued by the Egyptian judiciary following what they called unfair trials, with convictions based on confessions obtained through torture. Since 2013, courts in Egypt have handed down hundreds of death sentences. On Monday, hundreds of defendants facing the death penalty in a …

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