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On Rabea anniversary, rights groups release slew of statements calling for justice

On the second anniversary of the violent dispersal of sit-in camps at Rabea al-Adaweya and Nahda Square that left more than 1,000 people dead, local and international rights groups released statements condemning the state for its role in the bloodshed, and for failing to bring those responsible to justice.

Ten years of waiting: Sudanese refugees stuck in Egypt

Kalthoum, a Sudanese mother of four from the Nuba Mountains, has lived in Cairo for more than 10 years. She has gained from and complained about unstable assistance from international organisations. She has worked informally as a domestic worker. She has been detained.

Egypt: Struggling to assert itself in the Middle East

“President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s visit to Germany demonstrated the problems you come up against in defining foreign policy. The president wants first and foremost to be seen as legitimate, something that Hosni Mubarak did not have to worry about”, explains one influential journalist from a government newspaper, who asked to …

Egypt says commenting on judiciary’s decisions is ‘inappropriate’

Egypt said on Wednesday that describing the trials of ousted president Mohamed Mursi as “political” is a “deliberate” attempt to mislead, stressing that he and others were convicted in “fair and impartial” trials. 

Morsi verdict may fuel an endless cycle of violence

A Cairo Court on Tuesday upheld the death sentence against deposed President Mohamed Morsi over jailbreaks that occurred during the 2011 uprising. Death sentences were also confirmed for five Muslim Brotherhood leaders, including the group’s supreme guide Mohamed Badie, and 94 others in absentia. The court also upheld life sentences …

Mass executions and the absence of justice in Egypt

An Egyptian court has sentenced a group of Muslim Brotherhood officials to death and others to life imprisonment. The case has been dubbed by the media as the “Rabaa operations room trial”, and it has sparked widespread controversy over the reasons for such harsh sentences. Legal and human rights activists …