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Egyptian alliances

The word alliance, i.e. unity and rallying behind one individual, has become a notorious term in Egypt, despite the nobility of its meaning, as well as the purpose for which people are calling for it, as division and polarisation has reached an all-time high amongst the Egyptian people. It had …

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Egypt: Female detainees face serious violations inside Sisi’s prisons

A television report reviewed several cases of human rights violations against hundreds of Egyptian female detainees documented by international reports and highlighting the suffering of the families of these detainees amid the silence of the National Council for Human Rights, the National Council for Women and other women’s rights bodies …

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‘Union to Defend the Constitution’ brings opposition forces together to reject constitutional amendments

Two days after a host of constitutional amendments were submitted to Egypt’s Parliament earlier this week, a number of political parties and public figures announced the establishment of a group formed to oppose the proposed changes.

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After Afroto, state-led human rights council calls for legal reform to address ‘increasingly intolerable’ torture

Following a high profile torture case that ended with two police officers being handed light prison sentences in November, Egypt’s state-led human rights council has called on legislators and executive authorities to amend torture-related penal code statutes.

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New Egyptian panel will defend government, not human rights

Egypt will convene a committee next month tasked with responding to, and trying to counter, claims of human rights abuses against the often-accused country.

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Will amending NGO law appease civil society in Egypt?

Egyptian Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouly issued a decision Nov. 17 to form a committee led by Minister of Social Solidarity Ghada Wali to amend law No. 70 of 2017 for nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and civil society organizations. This comes two years after a two-third parliamentary majority approved the law, despite fierce local and international …

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Egypt creates own rights watchdog to whitewash Sisi regime

Egypt has created a new high-powered human rights watchdog agency, but its aim doesn’t appear to be in protecting Egyptians from government violations, activists have said. Instead, the body’s primary mission appears to be in protecting the government from allegations of rights abuses and defending it on the international stage.

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