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Less than 24 hours after the Economic Court ruled Ḥanīn Ḥussām and Mawada al-Adham innocent of the charges of assaulting society and the Egyptian family’s values and principles, an appellate judge from the North Cairo Court in al-ʿAbāssiyya renewed their detention for 15 days as another case...
Lawyer Karīm ʿAbd al-Rāḍī said that the Supreme State Security Prosecution decided to detain Haytham Ḥassan, journalist for al-Masry ‎al-Youm [al-Miṣrī al-Yawm], for 15 days under pending investigation case number 586 of 2020.  This is the same case number for film producer Muʿataz ʿAbd al-Wahāb...
Since Joe Biden won the American presidential election, Egypt has been sending mixed messages on the issue of human rights.  It released 400 political activists, some of whom had been detained for over four years.  Then came the campaign of arrests that included the leaders of the Egyptian...
Four months since Tik Tok star Mina ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz was arrested, she has returned to ordinary life after undergoing psychological rehabilitation as ordered by the Public Prosecution.
The National Council for Women (NCW) praised the public prosecution and Public Prosecutor Ḥamāda al-Ṣāwī’s decision to use another measure stipulated in Article 201 of the criminal procedure code as an alternative to keeping Mina ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz in remand detention. 
International condemnation for the vicious, oppressive campaign against the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) continues to roll in after the arrest of three of its leaders.  Foreign governments, the United Nations, and dozens of local and international organizations demanded the...
Despite the fact that Egyptian President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī and French President Emmanuel Macron agree on a lot of issues regarding the Middle East and Mediterranean Basin, human rights in Egypt was a reason for the public dispute between the two sides. 
Dr. Māyā Mursī, president of the National Council for Women (NCW), stressed the need to activate combating sexual harassment and violence against women units at Egyptian universities by encouraging young women to come forward and report violence and harassment.  She also praised the decisive...
The National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) called for a solution to the problem of renewing pre-trial detention for long periods of time without a referral from a criminal court.
Legal researcher Muḥammad ʿUbayd said that from a constitutional perspective, a penal code cannot include phrases like “a threat to family values,” “violating public morals,” or “offending the public’s sense of shame.”  According to him, these terms are extraordinarily vague and have no boundaries...

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