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Many young people are coming to believe that Urfi marriage is the only legitimate alternative to premarital sex, which is condemned as sinful. Mohamed Sayed Tantawi, the Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar, called upon the government to ban Urfi marriages at a Fair seminar last week, saying that "these...
Forty-four suspected Islamic militants pleaded not guilty to charges of plotting to unseat the regime when they appeared in a military court on February 4. Most asked the judge to discredit their alleged confessions, because they claim the confessions were extracted under torture.
State repression of the Muslim Brotherhood Movement has increased considerably in recent years, according to a report released by the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) on January 12.
After the passage of more than 20 years since the first attempt at issuing a unified Personal Status Law binding all Christian denominations, an agreement has finally been reached in the last couple of days. Rose al-Yūsif obtained the full text of the Personal Status Law for the Copts and describes...
Nasr Abu Zaid didn’t feel vengeance despite the fact that Abd el-Sabour Shahin apostatized him from the pulpit of a mosque. He defends Shahin’s freedom of thought." He who asks a person to repent is the one who should repent because he places himself in the position of God and the prophet." Abu...
During raids 71 suspected militants were arrested.
The board of the EOHR reversed on December 18 its earlier decision to freeze the activities of the organization The board also promised to continue to battle for legal status, despite efforts by the state to derail the process.
The leader of the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) has been arrested for "accepting funds from a foreign country with the intention of carrying out acts detrimental to Egypt."
Major General, Habib Al-Adly, Minister of Interior, ordered questioning 13 police officers in Alexandria for committing acts of brutal torture against a citizen.
Counselor Raga Al-Arabi the Public Prosecutor announced that the prosecution is still investigating the complaints filed by some villagers of al-Koshh against police officers, accusing them of committing some violations.


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