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Egypt arrests 14 Copts protesting church destruction

By Middle East Monitor – Editor’s note: The Copts arrested in this incident were released several days later. Egyptian security forces have arrested 14 Copts and assaulted a priest in [...]

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Egypt steps up crackdown on journalists as world celebrates press freedom

By Al- Monitor – As the world celebrated World Press Freedom Day, journalists in Egypt were being subjected to an arrest campaign by Egyptian security forces, while the authorities banned [...]

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Alaa Abd El Fattah ends hunger strike after 36 days

By Mada Masr – Imprisoned activist Alaa Abd El Fattah has ended a more than one-month hunger strike he had launched after he and other defendants were prevented from attending detention [...]

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Lawyer demands reexamination of Coptic woman stabber pronounced mentally unbalanced

By Watani – The lawyer of a Coptic woman who had been stabbed in the neck last January and whose case was dismissed by the prosecution, has requested reopening the case. The prosecution had [...]

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Sisi grants army more powers under state of emergency

By Al Monitor – Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has ratified amendments to the country’s Emergency Law, granting the armed forces the power of judicial oversight across all [...]

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Advocacy Group Raises Awareness Of Abductions Of Christian Women In Egypt, Forced Conversions To Islam

By Marlo Safi – The Daily Caller – An US-based advocacy group for minorities in Egypt is alerting the world about the disappearances and forced conversions to Islam of Christian [...]

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Egypt: Court arbitrarily extends the pre-trial detention of over 1,600 defendants

By Amnesty International – The decisions by a “terrorism circuit” judges at the Cairo Criminal Court to extend – without respect for basic due process guarantees – the pre-trial detention [...]

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Report – U.S. Security Assistance to Egypt: Examining the Return on Investment

By Seth Binder of POMED and William D. Hartung of Center for International Policy – Since overthrowing Egypt’s democratically elected president in 2013, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has [...]

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Filmmaker Who Mocked Egypt’s President Dies in Prison

By Declan Walsh – The New York Times – Shady Habash had been held without trial at a maximum-security prison for two years. His lawyer said the cause of death was unknown. CAIRO — An [...]

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Filmmaker Jailed Over Music Video That Mocked Egypt’s President Dies in Prison

By WSJ – Shady Habash was one of thousands of artists and activists arrested in recent years as Abdel Fattah Al Sisi attempts to snuff out potential challenges to his rule. An Egyptian [...]