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 John Casson, British ambassador to Egypt, met with appellate defender Najjād al-Bur ̔ī to discuss the current state of human rights in Egypt. Al-Bur ̔ī is the president of United Group, an Egyptian law firm which focuses on human rights cases. During the meeting, al-Bur ̔ī emphasized that the...
The Administrative Court’s said, on its decision to block pornographic websites, that the sites were releasing poison by spreading depravity throughout Egyptian society. The court found such sites, through sound and picture, to violate all foundational religious doctrines, moral values, and general...
Doctor Hanān Munīb, first representative of the Ministry of Culture for foreign cultural relations is attending the Third International Forum for Cultural Dialogue currently being held in Baku, capital of Azerbaijan. She gave a talk titled, “Culture and Continuing Development in the Development...
The unit for Research and Legislative Advancement within the National Council for Human Rights is organizing a seminar on the 24 and 25th of May. Experts will share experience in combatting corruption as well as guaranteeing fair courts and the social security of women. Researchers and members of...
This year’s conference, attended by some of the most important Muslim thinkers and scholars will focus on communication with the youth. It will attempt to correct false ideas about Islam, and confront the extremist and takfīrī currents within the religion. The conference is being held by the...
Director of the Center, Dāliyā Ziyāda, commented, “the International Community intentionally turns a blind eye to the terrorist acts committed by the Brotherhood in the interest of certain parties.” The report published by her Center records more than 3000 terrorist acts perpetrated by the...
Doctor Salāh Salām, member of the National Council for Human Rights, responded to the outrage over the former Justice Minister’s comments wherein he said that sons of refuse collectors could not be appointed to the Judiciary. Salām said that this comment reflects the reality of judicial...
In a meeting headed by the transition Minister for Justice Ibrāhīm al-Hunīdī, Egypt’s Committee for Legislative Reform agreed to the National Council for Human Rights’ proposal to have members of the council observe prisons in coordination with the Public Prosecutor. Meanwhile, the committee...
Ambassador Rakhā Ahmad Hassan, member of the Egyptian Council for Foreign Relations, emphasized that countries which had expressed criticism former president Muhammad Mursī’s death sentence are meddling in Egypt’s internal affairs. He clarified that 90% of European countries had gotten rid of the...
The American television network Fox News reported that even under President Sīsī, Copts in Egypt still feel isolated and persecuted. One Coptic activist said “we are always the weakest group in society, so when anything happens in any country we are always the first victims.”  (7 May, 2015, Bawābat...
The Ministry of Interior searches for human rights abuses on Facebook  At the direct order of President Sīsī, the Ministry of Interior began scouring social media websites for any video or pictures of policemen or security forces committing human rights abuses against Egyptian citizens. Through its...
A report that the National Council for Human Rights will publish on the human rights situation in Egypt after the June 30 revolution will confirm a major improvement in the state of human rights compared to the period prior to the revolution. The report explains the improvement in human rights...
 Goodwill Ambassadors from multiple countries arrived in Egypt on an invitation from the association “Lovers of a Peaceful Egypt.” They asked to meet with Prime Minister Ibrāhīm Mahlab to express their love for Egypt and their willingness to help promote a climate of security and tourism in the...
A source within the Muslim Brotherhood told Sadā al-Balad that the organization was behind the armed attack on a bus carrying Egyptian judges in the city of al-’Arīsh in the north of the Sinai peninsula. Three judges were killed and two more were injured. This attack comes hours after the...
The American Jamestown institute issues a report on terrorism in Egypt during the last four years. It applauds the Egyptian military and Sīsī for deposing the government of Brotherhood leader Muhammad Mursī calling the coup “a return to the path to democracy for Egypt.” The report found the closing...
Egyptian Poet Fārūq Jawīda wrote an article for al-Ahrām in which he severely criticizes the present state of Egyptian media. He accused the media of promoting deceit, immorality and lewdness. Jawīda demanded the government to take immediate action and issue media legislation which would put...
A group of students attending Cairo University’s College of Media, Department of Film and Television have finished the production of the first documentary film about Monks and Nuns in Egypt. The students visited several monasteries and convents in the making of the film. Ibrāhīm Māhir, a member of...
The British newspaper, the Times, released a report on the Muslim Brotherhood which concluded that the organization has made a dramatic return to the Egyptian political scene. According to the newspaper, many young people have joined the Brotherhood since its fall during the military coup. A leader...
After nearly a year under Sīsī, Egypt’s Christian minority has mixed feelings in regards to progress made during his presidency on Coptic issues. Some praised his visits to cathedrals, his strong reaction to the killing of 21 Egyptian Copts in Libya, and his approval of the building of several new...
‘Alā’ ‘Abd al-Tawāb, the director for the Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights, spoke about a recent sentence from the high administrative court which allows the automatic transfer of employees participating in a strike to early retirement. He added that the ruling violates the...
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