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Egypt: Human rights catastrophe results from lack of political will, not lack of a national strategy to whitewash reality

By Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies ـ Respect for human rights in Egypt – where the most fundamental rights to life, bodily integrity, and justice are violated by state institutions and [...]

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Egypt: Chance to end seven-year sham case against brave NGOs

By Amnesty International – Responding to the news that an Egyptian judge has dropped an investigation into at least six human rights defenders and NGO workers, lifted travel bans against [...]

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Group: Egypt arrests 2 journalists, one sick with COVID-19

By Associated Press Egyptian security forces have arrested two journalists, including one sick with COVID-19, the latest step in a sweeping crackdown on news media during the pandemic, an [...]

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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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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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U.S. raises concerns over Egyptian activists’ arrests: White House

By Reuters –  U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Thursday that the United States was concerned about certain activists who have been arrested even [...]