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During the last weeks of March, we witnessed a new development in the attempted thawing of relations between Egypt and Turkey.  Ayman Nour [Ayman Nūr], head of “al-Sharq” television network, announced that he had met with representatives of the Turkish government to discuss “toning down” criticism...
Egyptian President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī’s responses during a phone call with ʿAmrū Adīb Saturday night on MBC Egypt [MBC Miṣr] have led to predictions about a possible resolution to the issue of political prisoners soon.
The Cairo Criminal Court held on Sunday a conference for looking at an imprisonment renewal order for the Egyptian lawyer, Hudā ʿAbd al-Munʿim, and the detainee ‘Āi’sha al-Shāṭir daughter of the prominent leader of the Muslim Brotherhood Khayrat al-Shāṭir.
The European Parliament’s statement about the human rights situation in Egypt has provoked wide condemnation over its recommendations for Egypt.  Both the Egyptian House of Representatives and Senate as well as several parliamentarians and political parties dismissed the statement, saying that it...
On December 18, the European Parliament voted on a resolution on the deteriorating situation of human rights in Egypt. The EU Parliament demanded that Egyptian authorities immediately release 25 detainees and cooperate with Italy over the murder case of Italian student Giulio Regeni.  It also...
Dr. Muṣṭafā al-Fiqī, director of Bibliotheca Alexandrina, is heading a meeting on December 22 organized by Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Cairo under the title “Human Rights and Double Standards.”
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...
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. 
Those in the Egyptian opposition seem optimistic about Joe Biden’s electoral victory over Donald Trump, who has been accused of turning a blind eye to “dictators” in the region.  This poses questions about how serious Biden is about adopting a new policy that includes putting a limit on the regime...
Saudi Arabia officially abolished the use of flogging as a form of punishment, as well as the death penalty for juniors last week. An important news event that didn’t get the coverage it deserves. A heated argument has long raged through the corridors of the United Nations, between those who think...

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