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Recently released political activist, ʿAlāʾ ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ, announced on Wednesday that he had gone to the National Council for Human Rights to complain about the inflexibility of carrying out the punishment of police observation.
A representative of political powers participating in national dialogue sessions yesterday said that President Mursī will announce the names of members of the Shūrá Council next Friday, just hours before the start of the second stage of the referendum over the Constitution next Saturday (December...
Professor of Law in Alexandria University of Law, Sūzī ‘Adlī Nāshid expressed her dissatisfaction with the presentation of women and Copts in the Shūrá Council. The member of the Shūrá Council by appointment added that the representation of Copts in the Council did not exceed 12 members from a...
President Muhammad Mursī decision to appoint 90 members of the Shūrá Council came as an evidence that Islamists, especially the MB, will have control over the number of appointees. This contradicts with spokesperson for the President Yāsir ‘Alī’s statements that 75 percent of appointees will not be...
Meanwhile, the Shūrá Council’s Constitutional & Legislative Affairs Committee came up with a report on its vision regarding the chapters on freedoms, the rule of law and the state’s powers in the constitution, to be discussed on Tuesday (July 17) as a guiding approach. The committee proposed...
Coptic candidates for the Shūrá Council, the Upper House of Egypt's parliament, in al-Minya started an intensive campaign amidst a heated climate of competitiveness among the parties.   The Free Social Constitutional Party fielded a Coptic candidate, Sa'īd Bushrá Sulaymān while famed Coptic lawyer...
Yesterday I received the unexpected news that Ezzat al-Salamony (ʿIzzat al-Salāmunī) died ... back in August. He was a leader in al-Gama'a al-Islamiya (the Islamic Group), designated a terrorist entity by the United States. I was able to interview him a couple of times.
Shūrá Council appointed yesterday (September 4, 2012) heads of state-run Egyptian newspapers. The re-shuffle included: Mamdūh al-Walī as head of Akhbār al-Yawm, Mustafá Abū Zayd as head of Dār al-Tahrīr association, Yahyá Zakarīyā Ghānim as head of Dār al-Hilāl association, Kamāl al-Dīn Mahjūb as...
Members of the Shūrá Council lashed out at foreign grants and awards, calling members of the Shūrá Council not to accept these donations as it gives an opportunity for foreign spread and espionage on the country. A number of members called for amending international agreements that has to do with...
Shūrá Council resume its sessions on September 3, 2012 to discuss the preliminary report about foreign funds prepared by the combined committee, consisting of: Committee for Arab and Foreign Affairs, National Security Committee, Legislative and Constitutional Committee, Manpower Development...

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