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Coronavirus: Rights groups call on UN to urge Egypt to release prisoners

A coalition of rights groups, activists, politicians and members of civil society are calling on the United Nations to ask Egypt to release its political prisoners amid the global coronavirus pandemic.

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Egypt has securitised Shi’ism, but Salafism arguably poses the greater threat

Last month, courts in Egypt ruled in favour of closing down local Shia TV channels and websites. Despite a previous decision to annul the verdict, it was overturned by the state council judiciary.

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Egypt abusing pre-trial detention to eliminate rights advocates

Egypt has been “abusing” pre-trial detention to eliminate human rights defenders from society by bringing “terrorism” charges against activists, lawyers, journalists and critics of the government of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, a report said.

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US Department of State 2019 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices in Egypt

According to its constitution, Egypt is a republic governed by an elected president and unicameral legislature. Presidential elections were held in March 2018. Challengers to the incumbent President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi pulled out ahead of the election, citing personal decisions, political pressure, legal troubles, and unfair competition; in some cases …

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