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The EU should stop coddling Middle East dictators

On December 19, the European Parliament adopted resolutions condemning human rights violations in Iran and Egypt. Yet, of the two, Iran is the only one that faces real consequences in the form of EU sanctions for those violations. By contrast, no such sanctions have been levied against Egypt. Instead, its …

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Egypt’s parliament slams ‘opportunistic’ EU human rights report

Egypt’s parliament and human rights organizations on Saturday have further condemned a European report on the state of Egyptian human rights, calling it both “opportunistic” and “an explicit violation of human rights.”

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Can prosecuting Regeni’s alleged killers weaken European support for Egyptian repression?

On December 10, Human Rights Day, Egypt’s Foreign Ministry called for international cooperation and an exchange of expertise without “dictation or claim of perfection that hasn’t and will never be attained by any party.”

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Egypt mobilizes Gulf, Arab support to end Syrian crisis

Egypt is working on unifying the stance of Arab countries vis-a-vis the Syrian crisis. On Nov. 26, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Jordan held a meeting at the level of foreign ministries to look into the developments of the Syrian war.

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Egypt Faces International Condemnation Over EIPR Arrests

The Egyptian government has drawn the ire of the international human rights community after its controversial decision to arrest three staff members from the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR).

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Will Europe stop covering up the crimes of the Egyptian regime?

The impunity of the Egyptian regime, Europe’s “indispensable” partner in fighting illegal migration and counter-terrorism measures, continues to shock and brutalize. Europe’s partner uses the privileges of this partnership beyond pleasing its European allies and sometimes against them. Cairo has been instrumentalizing these issues to clamp down on critics and …

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Egypt’s Sisi, European Council President urge establishing international forum to fight extremism

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi and President of the European Council Charles Michel on Thursday proposed establishing an international forum that gathers people from Islamic and European communities to fight extremism.

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