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Egypt: Overcrowded prisons will become epicenters of coronavirus outbreak unless some detainees immediately released

By Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies – The signatory human rights organizations denounce the Egyptian government’s reckless refusal to release select groups of detainees for the sake [...]

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Egypt forces Guardian journalist to leave after coronavirus story

By The Guardian – Egyptian authorities have forced a Guardian journalist to leave the country after she reported on a scientific study that said Egypt was likely to have many more [...]

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Coptic Solidarity Update: UN Advocacy Trip

This update  was sent to Coptic Solidarity’s supporters on March 16, 2020. I’m writing to you from Geneva, where I arrived last Wednesday and headed to the UN as planned. Most of you have [...]

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Coptic Solidarity Speech for UN Human Rights Council: Prisoners of Conscience in Egypt

By Coptic Solidarity – Lindsay Griffin of Coptic Solidarity was scheduled to give this speech to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva last week, but the session was cancelled due to COVID [...]

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Apostasy and Blasphemy Laws in Egypt

By Coptic Solidarity – The Egyptian Constitution guarantees freedom of religion and criminalizes discrimination based on religion. Yet, the second article of the Constitution states that [...]

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Update on Coptic issues carried into 2020

By Youssef Sidhom – Watani – As 2019 drew to a close, I reviewed a number of Coptic issues that had not been resolved during the year, meaning they had to be carried into 2020 for [...]

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Egypt’s Coptic philanthropist nominated for Nobel Prize

By Nada Shaker – Al-Monitor The philanthropist Magda Gobran, known as both Mama Maggie and Egypt’s Mother Teresa, is among the candidates nominated for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize. Garnett [...]

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Hosni Mubarak buried with full military honours

By The Guardian – Egypt pays tribute to former president, who died at 91, amid tight security in Cairo Former Egyptian autocrat Hosni Mubarak has been buried in Cairo with a full military [...]

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Prosecution renews Patrick’s detention for 15 further days on his first renewal hearing

By EIPR – On the 22nd of February, Patrick Zaki stood before Mansoura II Prosecution for a scheduled hearing on the state of his detention. The Prosecution ultimately decided for the [...]

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An Egyptian’s Arrest Rekindles an Italian Trauma

By Declan Walsh and Elisabetta Povoledo – The New York Times CAIRO — When an Egyptian student was arrested at the Cairo Airport recently, it was hardly an unusual event. Egypt’s security [...]