The Indian and Egyptian authorities must address the ongoing human rights and impunity crises in the two countries, Amnesty International said today, as India hosts Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi as the chief guest at its Republic Day celebrations.
World Report 2023: Rights Trends in Egypt
September 2022 marked one year since the Egyptian government launched the national human rights strategy, but authorities took few if any steps to ease the wholesale campaign of repression against critics or repeal any of the numerous laws that are routinely used to curtail basic freedoms. While authorities released hundreds …
Arabs frustrated by sinking economies, want reform: report
Citizens of the Arab world are becoming increasingly worried about their socioeconomic situation and feel their governments are not doing enough to improve living conditions and their economies, a study has found.
Egypt: Sexually Abused Refugees Find No Justice
The Egyptian authorities have failed to protect vulnerable refugees and asylum seekers from pervasive sexual violence, including by failing to investigate rape and sexual assault, Human Rights Watch said today.
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 …
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 …
Egypt: Arbitrary Travel Bans Throttle Civil Society
Egypt is using arbitrary travel bans to target key members of civil society for their peaceful work, including rights lawyers, journalists, feminists, and researchers, FairSquare and Human Rights Watch said today.
80% of known state executions by Iran, Egypt, Saudi: Amnesty
Iran, Egypt and Saudi Arabia accounted for 80 percent of all known state-sanctioned executions worldwide in 2021, according to a bombshell report by Amnesty International.
Egypt: Forced Returns of Eritrean Asylum Seekers
Egyptian authorities are deporting Eritreans seeking asylum, including children, without assessing their asylum claims or other protection needs, Human Rights Watch said today.
MENA ranks top for ‘riskiest’ nations receiving US weapons due to ‘corruption’, ‘instability’, ‘human rights abuses’
The CATO Institute’s latest Arms Sales Risk Index has ranked Middle East and North African countries at the top for the “riskiest” nations receiving the largest US arms sales.