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On Rabea anniversary, rights groups release slew of statements calling for justice

On the second anniversary of the violent dispersal of sit-in camps at Rabea al-Adaweya and Nahda Square that left more than 1,000 people dead, local and international rights groups released statements condemning the state for its role in the bloodshed, and for failing to bring those responsible to justice.

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Two years later: Who is to blame for Rabea?

Two years after the bloody dispersal of the Rabea al-Adaweya protest camp that claimed the lives of more than 1,000 people in August 2013, the Egyptian state insists on one culprit for the violence: the Muslim Brotherhood.

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After conflict with police, lawyers face new crisis with judiciary following verdicts

Lawyers’ Syndicate Head Sameh Ashour called, Monday, for an urgent meeting with the syndicate’s council members in Minya governorate. The call for the meeting comes following the trial of and verdicts against 22 lawyers, which sparked controversy amongst Egyptian lawyers.

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Dying in prison: Failed infrastructure, or premeditated neglect?

In the past two months, at least five people died in police custody after being arrested on politically related charges. Four of the detainees belonged to the conservative Jama’a al-Islamiya group, while another was accused of belonging to the banned Muslim Brotherhood organization.

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Rights organizations systematically demoralized, activist tells US delegation

A human rights advocate and a member of Egypt’s National Council of Human Rights has told a delegation from the US State Department that human rights organizations have been subjected to “systematic demoralization” from pro-government media outlets.

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Egypt violating its own laws: HRW

In its latest report on Egypt, released Monday, Human Rights Watch (HRW) once again accuses Egyptian security forces of being involved in conducting forced disappearances,  under national and international law, and state prosecutors of failing to properly investigate complaints over such cases.

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NCHR pledges to visit Shura Council defendants over ‘maltreatment’

The National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) plans to visit defendants of the Shura Council case after it received reports of their maltreatment in prison, leading member of NCHR George Ishak Youm7 reported Tuesday.

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