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After Afroto, state-led human rights council calls for legal reform to address ‘increasingly intolerable’ torture

Following a high profile torture case that ended with two police officers being handed light prison sentences in November, Egypt’s state-led human rights council has called on legislators and executive authorities to amend torture-related penal code statutes.

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New Egyptian panel will defend government, not human rights

Egypt will convene a committee next month tasked with responding to, and trying to counter, claims of human rights abuses against the often-accused country.

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Will amending NGO law appease civil society in Egypt?

Egyptian Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouly issued a decision Nov. 17 to form a committee led by Minister of Social Solidarity Ghada Wali to amend law No. 70 of 2017 for nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and civil society organizations. This comes two years after a two-third parliamentary majority approved the law, despite fierce local and international …

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Egypt creates own rights watchdog to whitewash Sisi regime

Egypt has created a new high-powered human rights watchdog agency, but its aim doesn’t appear to be in protecting Egyptians from government violations, activists have said. Instead, the body’s primary mission appears to be in protecting the government from allegations of rights abuses and defending it on the international stage.

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Rights organizations criticize arrest of at least 31 in Thursday dawn raids

Right organizations have condemned the Thursday arrest of at least 31 people, including employees of the Egyptian Coordination of Rights and Freedoms (ECRF) and Aisha al-Shater, the daughter of senior Muslim Brotherhood figure Khairat al-Shater. The groups issued a joint statement on Saturday demanding information about their whereabouts.

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EU calls for closer Egypt ties, human rights dialogue

The European Parliament (EP) has called for enhanced Egypt-EU cooperation, and a “political dialogue based on shared values, and respect for human rights” in its 12th inter-parliamentary meeting with Egypt’s parliament, according to an EP press statement.

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