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Over the past two days, the Egyptian authorities have shut down an internationally respected art gallery and raided an independent publishing house in what free-speech advocates said Tuesday were the latest moves in an expanding crackdown on dissent that how includes cultural spaces popular with...
In 2015, Egyptian authorities imposed 13 publication bans, in which journalists were prohibited from reporting on certain cases until investigations into these cases had been completed.
Scholar and TV presenter Islām Al Behēri will serve a reduced sentence of one year in prison after the Misdemeanor Court of Misr al-Qadīma district, in central Cairo, announced Monday night that it will reduce the original five-year sentence issued on November 30, 2015.
Bishop Antōnios `Azīz of the Gīza Coptic Catholic Diocese confirmed that Egypt's Council of Churches has not yet met to reach a consensus on a unified personal status law proposal for all five Churches, stressing that the Council's last meeting on this issue was last year.
Grand Ayatollah Nāsser Makārem Shirāzi wrote an open letter to Shaikh Ahmad al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar University, warning him about the dangers of the recent anti-Shi`īt activities at the university.
In their end of the year report, Dār al-Iftā', Egypt's foremost authority on religious edicts, announced that they have issued more than 630, 000 religious edicts (fatwas) in addition to several other accomplishments during the year 2015. 
The year 2015 witnessed a number of initiatives and reconciliation attempts between the Muslim Brotherhood and the current regime in Egypt. However, the Egyptian Government did not respond to these initiatives, mainly because some of the initiators, despite declaring their good will, others...
Egyptian activist Shādi Ghazālī Harb posted a message on his twitter account saying: “Upon the request of the Iraqi Yazidi girl Nadia Murād, President Al-Sisi met her and vowed his support to all people living in Iraq . Bahā'īs and Shi'its, the minorities of Egypt, should be granted the same...
In a statement disclosed by Dr. Najīb Jubra'īl, the chairman of the Egyptian Union of Human Rights Organization (EUHRO) said that the Salafi Da`wa leaders still issue statements that incite hatred against Copts, thus destabilizing social peace. He added that on every [Christian] religious occasion...
On December 28, the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) in cooperation with the Lawyer Syndicate will hold a training for lawyers in the upper Egyptian cities on how to assist prisoners and detainees who are subject to torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

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