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‘External pressure’ on Parliament prevents removal of convicted MPs, blocks implementation of corruption verdicts

Despite court rulings that should put three MPs on the path to having their memberships revoked, Parliament’s leadership has largely dragged its feet in carrying out the process without providing much of an explanation.

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Egyptian activists urge enacting UN-supervised charter for human rights groups

Sa’eed Abdel Hafez, chairman of the Forum for Development and Human Rights Dialog, emphasized that Egypt has faced a transitional period and is seeking political and economic stability. He affirmed that this does not mean enabling any of the state institutions to abuse the basic human rights.

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Egypt admits embassies abroad play role in crackdown on dissent against regime

Egypt’s foreign minister has admitted Egyptian embassies are being used in combatting what he said were “attempts to undermine the state” just days after an exiled Egyptian actor was sentenced eight years to prison in absentia for criticising the Sisi regime.

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Ayman Nour calls on Egypt to rise for a ‘second wave’ to improve lives

In the name of Allah Most Gracious Most Merciful, I stand before you today to mark an occasion that is dear to every Egyptian and every Arab and to all free nations who recognised the value of a great revolution that emanated out of Egypt, a revolution from which the …

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Surviving Repression: How Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood Has Carried On

Since the military overthrow in July 2013 of Egypt’s then president Mohamed Morsi, the regime of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has engaged in the systematic repression of the Muslim Brotherhood, of which Morsi is a member. It has done so by implementing policies commonly regarded as effective means of “decapitating” …

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