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Human rights community in Egypt calls on UN to ‘explicitly cancel’ anti-torture conference after decision to postpone

Hours after the United Nations decided to postpone a planned anti-torture conference in Cairo, over 80 prominent human rights workers, lawyers, journalists, activists and public figures in Egypt called on the UN to “explicitly cancel or reallocate the event to another country with the minimum respect for human rights,” in …

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Egypt torture conference ‘kafkaesque horror’, says head of revolutionary council

Head of the Egyptian Revolutionary Council Maha Azzam has written to the UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet Jeria urging her to publicly condemn the regional conference on torture which will be held in Cairo at the beginning of September and will be co-hosted by the international body.

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Amnesty accuses Egypt of “unprecedented” repression, torture and executions six years after coup

The human rights organization Amnesty International said on Wednesday that the Egyptian authorities have passed a series of laws designed to “legalize” unprecedented repression, six years after democratically elected President Mohamed Morsi was ousted in a military coup on July 3 2013. Morsi died in an Egyptian courtroom on June …

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Can Egypt help end Tripoli offensive?

The Libyan National Forces Alliance (NFA), which includes former ministers, tribal sheikhs, politicians and human rights activists close to military commander Gen. Khalifa Hifter, held a meeting in Cairo on June 17 to support the efforts of Hifter’s Libyan National Army (LNA) in fighting what they describe as terrorism and extremism in all …

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Egyptian ex-officials urge UN human rights office to investigate Morsi’s death

Former members of Mohammad Morsi’s government have called on the UN office of human rights to investigate the death of the former Egyptian president, who collapsed last week during a court hearing in Cairo. 

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