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Egypt: Mass Attack on Prisoners

Egyptian Interior Ministry security forces stormed into prison cells attacking and injuring hundreds of political prisoners at Borg al-Arab Prison in Alexandria during the week of November 13, 2016, Human Rights Watch said today. The attacks came after prisoners protested poor conditions and humiliating treatment. Egypt’s prosecutor general should order …

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UK criticizes new NGO law calling it a ‘step backwards’

The British government has criticized Egypt’s new NGO law, calling it “a step backwards.” This is the first intergovernmental response to the law since it was passed by Parliament on November 29.

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Update: Egypt’s Parliament passes new NGO law

Egypt’s Parliament hastily approved a new NGO law on Tuesday, just a day after the State Council concluded it has no indications of unconstitutionality.

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