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Egyptian women experience different kinds of violence and recently the violations against female human rights activists and women’s rights defenders have increased. According to the organisation, Nazra for Feminist Studies, the violations against women in Egypt are increasing. These violations...
Usāma Aḥmad Aḥmad Murād, a former prisoner of Ṭurah Prison, was driven to suicide on Monday morning after facing bad treatment at the hands of the prison administration. A tweet published on Monday morning by Egyptian journalist ʿAbd al-Raḥmān ʿAyyāsh revealed the detainee had committed suicide not...
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.
For many years expatriate churches in Cairo organize regular visits to foreign prisoners at Qanater prison. French-Moroccan intern Dina Bouchkouch visited foreign female prisoners, including two Moroccans, in Qanater prison on August 6. Dina visited the Moroccan Embassy in Cairo as she had promised...
It is a sunny winter morning in Cairo when I and a small group from the Maadi Community Church (MCC) take the road for al-Qanāṭir prison. Located in al-Qanāṭir area, at the apex of the Nile Delta, al-Qanāṭir prison includes the only big female prison in Egypt. In addition, the complex hosts a...
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.
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...
Background: At the ninth United Nations Congress on the prevention of crime and the treatment of offenders, central issues were discussd regarding the spread of organized crime and the dangers posed by its international tendencies. The conference was held in Cairo from 29 April to 8 May 1995. It...
A delegation representing nine NGOs observed detained students taking their midterm examinations, in coordination with the Ministry of Interior.

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