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ARAB WEST REPORT

(Week 44)

Permission given to build a church in Istanbul for the first time in the history of Turkey

 Sources with the Prime Minister’s Council confirmed that the Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has agreed to give a piece of land to a Christian tribe to build a new church in Yashīl Kawī in Istanbul. The decision was made during a meeting that was held between Dāūd Ūghlū and religious minorities in Istanbul.

 (3 January, 2015, Al-Misrī Al-Yawm, Author not mentioned)

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Where Are Human Rights?

 Opinion: The concept of human rights has become ubiquitous throughout the world and the organizations and governmental bodies that proclaim to protect them, but is there really any such thing as human rights? If we look at the situation, we find that there is no equality in rights among humans—neither at the global-level nor the local-level. There are huge inequalities in rights between different nationalities and ethnicities throughout the world. The factors driving these inequalities are the dictatorships that impose themselves upon the world which are backed up by the Security Council.

  ( January 3, 2015, Al-‘Arabī Al-Jadīd, Al-S’aīd Hamdī)

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The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt grants their detainees the freedom to reconcile with the regime

  A source with the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood’s judicial council confirmed that the Brotherhood has given its currently detained members the freedom to sign reconciliation pacts with the regime. The source, who declined to be identified, said that they would be able to sign an agreement provided that they reject violence and refrain from participating in street protests. The source also reported that a very small number of detainees who do not really belong to the Muslim Brotherhood have agreed to sign the contract, while real members are pressured by other members to not sign any compromise with the regime.

  (January3, 2015, Al-Sabīl, Author not mentioned)

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Freedom of the Press before the Appeals Court in Egypt

 Egyptian authorities have now detained three employees of Al-Jazeera English for a year under the accusations of supporting terrorism.  They were charged with broadcasting false information, possessing audio-visual equipment without the required permit, and supporting the Muslim Brotherhood. The arrested journalists are expected to be released during the ongoing thawing of relations between Cairo and Doha after Al-Jazeera shuttered “Al-Jazeera Egypt” after its restructuring.

 (January 1, 2015, DW, Andreas Gharawtsifski and ̔Abd al-Rahmān ‘Uthmān)

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Al-Hurrīyya launches the campaign “We are with you”

 The political office of the al-Hurrīyya party decided, during the last meeting in their headquarters, to launch a campaign under the name “We are with you” to support Egyptian military forces and state institutions in the war against terrorism. The aim of the campaign is to show that the Egyptian state, people, army, and institutions are united against terrorism.

 (4 July, Vetogate, Ahmad Bahans)

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