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European Union: Prioritize Rights in Egypt Meetings

The European Union and its member states should stop supporting the Egyptian government’s brutal rule and set concrete human rights benchmarks as criteria for progress in relations, Human Rights Watch said today. Egypt’s foreign minister, Sameh Shoukry, is expected to meet with the EU foreign affairs High Representative Josep Borrell …

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Joint NGO letter ahead of the EU-Egypt Association Council meeting

To: Josep Borrell, High Representative for Foreign Affairs / Vice-President of the European Commission Foreign Ministers of the EU member states Brussels, May 25, 2022 RE: Joint NGO letter ahead of EU-Egypt Association Council meeting

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More than 1,000 celebrities demand Egypt release Alaa Abd el-Fattah

More than 1,000 celebrities have urged UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss and her US counterpart Antony Blinken to use their “diplomatic power” and help secure the release of Egyptian-British political prisoner, Alaa Abd el-Fattah.

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With 59 political detainees ordered released since April, do steps toward ‘national dialogue’ represent a breakthrough for political freedoms?

Fifty-nine political prisoners have now received release orders from the State Security Prosecution since President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi called for a “national political dialogue,” a number of lawyers working on the detainees’ cases said.

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Amnesty: Exclude security agencies from reviewing releases of jailed critics in Egypt

The fate of thousands of arbitrarily detained men and women should not rest in the hands of Egypt’s security agencies, namely the National Security Agency and General Intelligence, Amnesty International said today following the release of four prisoners held for political reasons, based on recommendations by the recently re-activated Presidential …

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