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The 4 times in Egyptian history civilian workers were tried by military courts

Since the army-led takeover of the Egyptian state in July 1952, there have been four historic cases in which military courts tried civilian workers for protesting in demand of basic labor rights. Most recently, on Saturday a military trial began of 26 Alexandria Shipyard Company employees on charges of instigating …

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Egypt’s unsustainable military regime

When Egyptians poured into Tahrir Square in January 2011, the last thing they wanted was a military regime. Five years later, Egypt is looking more like the 1960s when the military ruled the country. Most provincial governors are former military officers, the military controls more than half of Egypt’s economy and President …

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Will Egyptian parliament cut into the military’s profit margin?

Egypt’s politicians are preparing to do battle against its army. A number of lawmakers in the country’s recently elected parliament are working on laws designed to provide answers to questions about the army’s money and its place in the national budget.

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Anatomy of an election – How Egypt’s 2015 parliament was elected to maintain loyalty to the president

On the first day of the new year Hazem Abdel Azim, a former official with Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s presidential campaign, published what he called “a testament to the truth of the president’s parliament.” In it, he offered details that for the first time exposed the role of the General Intelligence Agency in …

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554 cases of banned entry, travel bans in Egypt since 2011

There have been 554 cases of politically motivated banned entry and travel bans imposed by Egyptian authorities in airports since February 11, 2011, according to the independent information platform Daftar Ahwal.

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The Egyptian revolution: What went wrong?

“These kids [protesters] should be arrested in a matter of 24 hours. And we can get them by getting their mothers, their sisters, and their wives. Whoever tells me ‘human rights’, I will hit with my shoes … my words are clear. We should get their mothers, their fathers and …

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The Debate over Egypt’s Constitution

On September 13, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi stated that while Egypt’s 2014 Constitution “was written with good intentions,” nations “cannot be built with good intentions alone.” This statement appears to have sparked a heated debate in Egypt over amendments to the 2014 constitution.

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