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Egypt: 8 executed in one day

Eight men were executed yesterday in Egypt in what is thought to be the first death sentences carried out in the country so far in 2020. The defendants were among 17 men who had been sentenced to death in a military court in May 2019 and accused of attacking three …

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Egypt’s Foreign Minster discusses Libya with Russian, German officials

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry discussed the latest developments in the region in separate phone calls on Tuesday with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov, and German National Security Adviser Jan Hacker – particularly the Libyan crisis and the possible signing of MoUs between Turkey and the Libyan government led by …

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UN rights review roundly criticizes Egypt over prison conditions, civil society violations, discrimination

Despite intensive lobbying to stem criticism of Egypt’s track record on civil liberties and the conditions of civil society, United Nations member states issued 372 recommendations to Egypt during the UN Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review (UPR) session held in Geneva on Thursday. 

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Egypt under fire over ‘shrinking’ freedoms, Morsi’s death during UN rights review

Egypt faced strong criticism at a UN review of its rights record Wednesday, with diplomats voicing alarm over detention conditions and shrinking freedoms in the country recently rocked by mass protests.

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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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US to host meeting in November on Ethiopian Dam dispute: Egypt

Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry announced that US President Donald Trump invited Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia to a meeting in Washington on November 6 to resume negotiations on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam conflict, according to a statement issued by Shoukry on Tuesday, October 29.

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