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Egypt human rights committee head: forced disappearance issue top priority

CAIRO — There has been increasing media coverage of the so-called “forced disappearances” in Egypt. Many young Egyptians have fallen victim to arbitrary arrest under the protest law, and some have been detained without their parents being informed of the arrest or their whereabouts.

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Prosecution investigates at least 180 protesters detained during Monday protests

Qasr Al-Nil Prosecution ordered the detention of 52 protesters on Wednesday pending investigations and awaiting information from the National Security Apparatus on charges of participating in Monday’s protests against the maritime demarcation agreement that would transfer Egypt’s sovereignty of Sanafir and Tiran islands to Saudi Arabia, according to state-run newspaper …

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State-affiliated rights council criticizes arrest, detention of Apr. 25 protesters

CAIRO, Apr 27 (Aswat Masriya) – Egypt’s state-affiliated human rights council criticized the procedures taken by security forces against protesters on Apr. 25 as “a violation of the constitution”. The National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) said in a statement on Wednesday that actions taken by security forces, which included “indiscriminate arrests” …

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Press syndicate gives interior ministry 48 hours to revoke Khaled al-Balshy’s arrest order

CAIRO, Apr 5 (Aswat Masriya) – Egypt’s press syndicate gave the interior ministry an ultimatum on Tuesday demanding the withdrawal of an arrest order against syndicate official Khaled al-Balshy within 48 hours.

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New NGO draft law worse than previous laws due to National Security interference: Gamal Eid

A new 2015 draft law governing the work of NGOs in Egypt has been influenced by National Security, making it worse than the government’s 2002 law, Executive Director of the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) Gamal Eid told Daily News Egypt.

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UN Geneva session discusses Egypt human rights situation

The United Nations has held a session in Geneva to discuss the human rights situation in various countries, including Egypt. Issues relating to the Egyptian judiciary and the holding of detainees in Egypt were given particular attention. A number of international lawyers, NGOs and political activists addressed these topics during the …

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