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State violence and the illusions of modernity in Egypt

Mass repression in Egypt and the use of state violence has been growing since the coup of 2013. It was inaugurated with a series of massacres committed by the Egyptian security forces against the supporters of the deposed President, Mohamed Morsi, the most infamous of which is the Rabaa massacres, …

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Egypt mulls community service over prison time

The Egyptian parliament is mulling the replacement of prison sentences with community service for inmates convicted of minor offenses. The aim is to reduce the cost of incarcerations and ease prison overcrowding by having offenders work in small and medium-sized enterprises rather than occupy jail cells.

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Egypt presented its response to WGEID, defended position in enforced disappearances allegations

Member of state-sponsored National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) Hafez Abu Seada said on Monday that an Egyptian delegation has attended the United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (WGEID) and defended Egypt’s position on some allegations.

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Wave of arrests in Egypt sends alarming message at start of Sisi’s second term

Dozens of politicians, writers and human rights activists were attacked June 5 by unknown assailants at the iftar dinner party for the breaking of the daily fast during Ramadan organized by the Civil Democratic Movement. The assailants crashed the iftar at the Swiss Club in Cairo and overturned the dinner tables while chanting “Traitors! Spies!”

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Egypt holds labor union elections amid accusations of government interference

Following a 12-year hiatus, labor union elections kicked off May 23 amid accusations that the Egyptian government is excluding independent labor organizations’ leaders from the electoral race in a bid to have the upper hand on labor unions, which caused a headache for the regime in the wake of the January 25 …

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Government pressed to combat discrimination

“I promise to work for all Egyptians without discrimination,” President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi said in April, during his first speech after securing a second presidential term with 97% of votes against his only rival Moussa Mostafa Moussa.

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Former Kefaya movement member detained in undisclosed location for second day

The family of political activist and former member of the Kefaya movement and Karama Party, Hassan Hussein, lodged formal complaints with the prosecutor general, interior minister, head of the Supreme State Security Prosecution and the head of South Giza Prosecution over the arrest of the 62-year-old on Friday and his …

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Europe wants Egypt to drop death penalty

The European Parliament issued a resolution Feb. 7 condemning the use of the death penalty by the Egyptian government. It urged the government to issue a stay of execution for those on death row and to review all cases of pending death sentences to ensure respect for fair trial standards.

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