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Only terrorists will be deprived of Egyptian nationality, not opponents: Interior Ministry’s official

The Interior Ministry will only remove the Egyptian nationality from any citizen who is proven to be member of a terrorist group by judicial verdict, according to media statements from the ministry’s deputy director general for Legal Affairs.

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Why Egypt Must Work Toward Abolishing the Death Penalty

International rights groups this summer criticized death sentences issued by the Egyptian judiciary following what they called unfair trials, with convictions based on confessions obtained through torture. Since 2013, courts in Egypt have handed down hundreds of death sentences. On Monday, hundreds of defendants facing the death penalty in a …

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Parliament’s human rights committee to conduct prisons examination to respond to HRW torture claims

Egyptian public officials have demanded visiting prisons and police stations following a recent report issued by Human Rights Watch (HRW) on the torture of prisoners.

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Court upholds ruling striking down ban on lawyers entering State Security Prosecution offices

A 2016 judicial ruling striking down a decision that barred lawyers from entering the State Security Prosecution’s Cairo offices was upheld on Saturday by Egypt’s Supreme Administrative Court (SAC).

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Egypt’s parliament to discuss bill that criminalizes domestic violence

The Egyptian Parliament is considering a discussion of a suggested draft bill by the National Council for Women that puts punitive sanctions, reaching one year imprisonment, for fathers, brothers and husbands who are proven guilty of physically or verbally assaulting women in their family.

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Draft bill would target Brotherhood workers in Egypt

Mohamed Abu Hamed, the deputy chairman of the Egyptian parliament’s Social Solidarity Committee, is stirring controversy in human rights circles, having revealed that he is preparing a draft law aimed at dismissing members of the Muslim Brotherhood from their public posts. Many people fear the draft law, which they say violates the …

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Critics challenge validity of Egypt’s anti-terror council

For years, intellectuals have debated the Egyptian regime’s belief in the importance of art and culture in the fight against terrorism. Now, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has launched the National Council to Fight Terrorism and chosen prominent theater and television actor Mohamed Sobhi as one of its members.

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