Friday , 13 December 2019

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In wake of government crackdown, Egypt lobbies for support ahead of major UN human rights review

Egypt is “fully prepared” to face all the accusations it expects will be brought against it at the Universal Periodic Review session scheduled to be held at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on Wednesday, according to a government official in Cairo.

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Security directives instruct media to attack National Council for Human Rights

Media organizations received instructions from security agencies to attack the National Council for Human Rights and its head, following a statement it published criticizing recent police violations, media sources told Mada Masr.

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NCHR denounces postponement of UN anti-torture conference in Cairo

Egypt’s National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) on Wednesday said it was shocked that the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has postponed the anti-torture conference in Cairo scheduled for September following rights groups’ backlash against Egypt’s human rights record.

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Egypt torture conference ‘kafkaesque horror’, says head of revolutionary council

Head of the Egyptian Revolutionary Council Maha Azzam has written to the UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet Jeria urging her to publicly condemn the regional conference on torture which will be held in Cairo at the beginning of September and will be co-hosted by the international body.

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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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