The National Council for Human Rights (NCHR), a state-affiliated rights organization, released its 11th annual report on Sunday indicating that torture within prisons is one of the most common rights violations committed in Egypt over the past year.
The Appropriate Communication Techniques for Development Center in Cairo launched a project May 15 to enlist men to fight violence against women. According to a study conducted by the Thomson Reuters Foundation at the end of 2013, Egypt is the worst country for women’s rights in the Arab world.
The Cabinet has approved the draft law governing the press and media affairs, said Planning Minister Ashraf al-Araby Monday. The draft was passed during the Cabinet’s Monday session and will now be submitted to parliament for consideration, he added.
Oversight and accountability seem to irk the current Egyptian regime more than anything.
Independent observatory Democracy Index said in its periodic report that 733 protests took place over the first quarter of 2016 with an average of 245 protests per month and 6 daily across Egyptian cities.
Six defendants from the Kafr Al-Shiekh stadiumcase are to face execution on “terrorism” charges in an “unfair” trial, the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) said Tuesday.
The unprecedented leak of “Islamic State” data announced last week revealed a remarkable presence of Egyptians in the ranks of the extremist Islamist militant group, including a staggering figure that proposes 10% of the group’s foreign suicide bombers could be Egyptian.
Hours before the United Nations high commissioner for human rights was scheduled to address the 31st session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on Thursday, 16 Egyptian organizations sent him a letter to voice their concerns over endemic rights abuses in the country.
Despite the order last month by Egyptian authorities to shut down the NGO Nadeem Center for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Torture, the Center published a new report on Monday documenting human rights violations carried out by the Interior Ministry throughout February.
Journalist against Torture Observatory (JATO) documented 32 cases of journalists being prevented from covering events in a report on violations in February.