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Life after prison in Egypt: ‘My soul was stolen’

In a Cairo cafe close to Tahrir square, Akram Fatouh recalls the day, more than three years ago, when dozens of armed men stormed his home at 2am and arrested him.

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Egypt’s government works to boost human rights image

In a move aimed at spreading the culture of human rights in Egypt, human rights departments are expected to be created and number 60 by 2018, with 33 departments in every ministry headquarter and 27 across Egyptian governorates. These departments will be government-affiliated and will receive complaints from citizens about human …

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New trade union law undermines freedom of association in Egypt

The Egyptian parliament approved Dec. 5 the trade union draft law that has been widely criticized by Egyptian independent trade unions as furthering strict government control over these groups, raising questions about the future of the labor movements in Egypt.

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State keen to promote human rights in parallel with counter-terrorism efforts: Al-Sisi

The State is keen to continue its efforts to promote human rights and guarantee fundamental freedoms, in parallel with the efforts to combat terrorism and extremism, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi during his meeting with Mohamed Fayek, the head of the semi-government National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) on Saturday.

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Released will be allowed to return to work and normal life: Detained Youth Committee

Detained Youth Committee for Presidential Pardon headed by Osama Ghazali Harb discussed setting a plan to return prisoners who were released in previous lists back to their studies and work, during a meeting on Tuesday.

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Parliament’s human rights committee to conduct prisons examination to respond to HRW torture claims

Egyptian public officials have demanded visiting prisons and police stations following a recent report issued by Human Rights Watch (HRW) on the torture of prisoners.

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