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As Foreign Ministry celebrates Human Rights Day, local groups decry torture, murder in police stations

Egypt is fully committed to the International Declaration of Human Rights, the Foreign Affairs Ministry pronounced in a statement issued Thursday to mark International Human Rights Day. But local rights organizations countered with a statement and press conference of their own lambasting security forces for committing grave, and often deadly, …

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Low turnout on last day of parliamentary elections, reports of violations

Polling stations closed their doors at 9 pm on Wednesday, the last day in the last phase of Egypt’s 2015 parliamentary elections, which has witnessed an extremely low voter turnout rate, along with numerous reports of ballot-buying and a host of other electoral violations.

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