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Amnesty International: Human rights crisis in Egypt deepens one year after national human rights strategy launched

Authorities in Egypt have shown no genuine will to acknowledge, let alone address, the country’s deep-rooted human rights crisis despite launching a National Human Rights Strategy one year ago. Instead, they have continued to stifle freedoms and commit crimes under international law in the lead up to the United Nations …

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US Deducts $130 Million From Egypt’s Military Aid Over Human Rights

The United States will deduct EGP 2.5 billion (USD 130 million) from Egypt’s EGP 5.7 billion (USD 300 million) annual foreign military aid due to the Biden administration’s concerns over Egypt’s human rights conditions, according to an unnamed US official interviewed by Reuters.

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Residents of Arish’s coast face evictions, demolitions amid plans to develop, expand port

On Sunday, bulldozers and heavy machinery were wheeled into Risa, an area in the coastal North Sinai city of Arish, North Sinai, which had been cordoned off and closed over 24 hours prior and watched over by senior security officials and police units. Once there, officials began to evict residents …

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West’s turning a blind eye to abuses in Egypt is costing lives, opposition says

Egypt has been witnessing the “unprecedented brutality of the current regime” in the nine years since the Rabaa massacre, the head of the Egyptian Revolutionary Council warned in a letter sent to lawmakers in the UK ahead of the anniversary of what has been described as “one of the bloodiest …

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Explosive Return: annual report on human rights abuses in Sinai 2021

The Sinai Foundation for Human Rights revealed in a report published on Monday the continuing deterioration of the human rights situation in the towns of North Sinai. The most abuses, 35, took place in Bir al-Abd, followed by 24 in Sheikh Zuwayed, in addition to an increase in abuses against …

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When Biden met Sisi: The US soft spot for Egypt’s dictator

In November 2019, Joe Biden, then the Democratic presidential nominee, promised that Saudi Arabia would “pay the price” for the murder and dismemberment of American resident and journalist Jamal Khashoggi. He also said he would, in the event of his electoral victory, make Saudi Arabia a “pariah” state and not …

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