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Naguib Gabriel [Najīb Jubrāʾīl], President of the Egyptian Union of Human Rights Organization (E.U.H.R.O), submitted a draft proposal to amend the Penal Code to the Egyptian Parliament. The amendments to the penal code are to classify crimes of assault on Christian places of worship and/or church-...
Sources revealed to “al-Dostor” that Būlūs al-Riyānī has received an official presidential pardon yesterday evening, on Tuesday. 
7 December 2017, by Jasper A. Kiepe and Salma Khamis This article is the second installment in a three-part series: In the first article, we gave an overview on the situation in Egypt with respect to sexual harassment, and violence against women more generally. In this piece, we examine the...
About the Authors: Mette Toft Nielsen completed her M.A. degree in Culture, Communication and Globalization in Aalborg University, Denmark in 2013. Nielsen began her career at the Center for Arab-West Understanding, researching the reasons why people choose to emigrate for her M.A. thesis....
  Danish researcher Mette Toft Nielsen, former CAWU intern and main author of the book Women in Post- Revolutionary Egypt: Can Behavior Be Controlled? (withPeter Hervik, 2017) held a book launch event on the 21st of October, 2017, in the Danish Egyptian Dialogue Institute in Zamalek, Cairo. 
With a weakening economy, populism on the rise, and the hunt for scapegoats, personal rights and freedoms seem to be on the decline in Egypt. People live in fear for their right to exist and to live a peaceful life, due to a lack of social acceptance, as well as pressure from the government....
This article is the first part of a series of three on sexual harrasement in Egypt, following in the wake of the killing of a South Korean woman in Siwa: In the first part, we give an overview on the situation in Egypt, in the second part we will examine the legal framework, and in the final part,...
The Egyptian Parliament [official website, in Arabic] on Monday voted to enact new legislation [press release, in Arabic] aimed at combating the growing number of human traffickers along its coast. Smugglers and their middlemen will now face prison terms or fines, and the law also penalizes anyone...
The Association of Human Rights in Alexandria strongly condemned what it called 'the interference of the minister of justice in judicial affairs', demanding the minister to apologize for declarations he had made in this regard.
The recent case of police torture causing the death of a young man detained in Al-Tālibiya police station has stirred an uproar in Egypt, especially after the Ministry of Interior's statement, that the cause of death was due to an "acute [blood] circulatory insufficiency. The family of the diseased...
The Egyptian Court of Appeal on Tuesday accepted the appellations submitted by former President Muhammad Mursi, the Deputy Supreme Guide Khairat Al-Shāter, and 22 others, by suspending life and death sentences issued against them for "collaborating with Hamas." The Court ordered a re-trial before a...
Muḥammad Mahdī ʿĀkif was born in Daqahlīyah province, Egypt, in 1928. In 1940 Muḥammad Mahdī ʿĀkif became involved with the Muslim Brotherhood. In August 1954 he was arrested and stood trial on charges of helping in the escape of Major General ʿAbd al-Munʿim ʿAbd al-Ra'ūf, a top member of the army...
Different branches of the Egyptian government repudiated international criticism of the death sentences which an Egyptian court gave to Mursī and more than 100 others. The sentences are now being reviewed by the Grand Mufti for a final decision. Germany’s foreign minister suggested that the...
 Transitional Justice Minister Hunaydī reported to the National Egyptian Council for Human Rights that he has begun to implement many recommendations that Egypt had received at a recent human rights conference in Geneva. He mentioned that there were many recommendations to review, including...
The Egyptian court's death sentence for Mahmūd Hassan Ramadān, who had admitted having thrown children from the rooftop during the Alexandria riots in 2013, was the first execution of a supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood since its banning. 
The Law No. 344 of 1952, amended by Law No. 173 of 1953, promulgating the Treachery Act is still in force and has not been revoked. Mahmūd ‘Abd al-Hādī ‘Ananī, an attorney at the Appeal Court and Supreme Constitutional Court, explains that Article 1 of the Treachery Act states that it will be...
 Hours before the trial of former President Husnī Mubārak, his two sons and former Interior Minister Habīb al-'Adlī tomorrow, all legal and security arrangements were finally finished for the first trial of its kind to ever take place in Egypt.  
  The Cairo Court of Appeals has said that the trial of former President Husnī Mubārak and former Minister of the Interior Habīb al-‘Ādlī, may be held in Sharm al-Shaykh hospital, depending on the discretion of the Criminal Court. This has raised concern in Sharm el-Sheikh about high security risks...
North Cairo Supreme State Security Court  released 15 out of 25 detainees who had been accused of forming a secret group committing many crimes.
The Coptic Orthodox Church calls on all people to seek good ethics and bring anyone who commits mistakes before justice irrespective of their religion, according to Archpriest Ṣalīb Sawirus, a member of the Church's al-Majlis al-Millī (Community Council). Jamal As'ad, a Coptic activist, said that...

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