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When an opportunity presented itself for a seventeen year old female refugee from South Sudan to flee, she took it.  However, upon arriving to Cairo, she was imprisoned in a residential apartment for three months where she was repeatedly raped. After this horrifying experience, she discovered that...
A number of human rights organizations released a joint statement, expressing their concern about the increase of arrests and detainments throughout Egypt after the protests on September 20th.  The organizations stated that operations to kidnap and arbitrarily detain protesters, activists, lawyers...
Human rights activist and member of the Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms, Mīnā Thābit, uncovered that the Egyptian national security apparatus demanded a church to remove a marble plaque, commemorating the lives of those lost in front of the Maspero Television building in 2011.  The...
On April 17, 2019, Tunisian humanitarian activist Ms. Rekaya al-Hafi [Ruqaiyya al-Ḥāfī] met with Mr. Laurens van Doeveren, Libya expert of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This meeting had been prepared by Cornelis Hulsman of the Center for Arab-West Understanding. It was attended by Mr....
Maat Foundation for Peace, Development and Human Rights, Partners for Transparency, and the International Alliance for Peace and Development are all participating in a joint mission to the 42nd session of the Human Rights Council, which will take place at the United Nations offices in Geneva from...
Egyptian human rights activists circulated news this Sunday that the detainee ʿĀʾisha al-Shāṭir, daughter of the Muslim Brotherhood leader Khayrat al-Shāṭir, was transferred to prison hospital after her health deteriorated due to her hunger strike, which is approaching its third consecutive week.
Eight years have passed since the 2011 revolution that succeeded in toppling former Egyptian president Ḥusnī Mubārak, but intense debate has recently broken out concerning the fate of individuals widely considered at the time to be ‘icons’ of the uprising following a series of videos recently...
Ayman Naṣrī, head of the Arab- European Forum for Dialogue and Human Rights in Geneva, has given his sincere condolences to families of the victims of the terrorist attack that took place in front of the National Cancer Institute.  He expressed his condemnation of the attack, which resulted in the...
Nine Egyptian human rights organizations including Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS), al-Nadīm Center, Egyptian Front for Human Rights (EFHR), Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms (ECRF), and the Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights (ECESR) have condemned coercive...
The Egyptian Front for Human Rights, an Egyptian civil society organisation, has condemned an increase in deaths resulting from deliberate medical negligence and degrading conditions in places of custody, which have recently led to the death of the defedant ʿUmar ʿĀdil aged 29 years old. According...

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