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The Center for Arab-West Understanding had faced numerous obstacles from the moment the founders wanted to establish the organization in 2004, despite its lofty goal of facilitating understanding between communities in Egypt and the Arab World and the West, through producing material for Arab-Wes
President of the Egyptian Union for Human Rights Organizations (EUHRO), Dr. Najīb Gobra'īl, condemned the reports released by both Amnesty International (AI) and Human Rights Watch (HRW) on the Cathedral incident, describing it 'a sectarian attack' and that '[Egyptian] authorities should better...
The first group of international human rights trainers graduate in Aswan An international human rights organization (T.O.T) in Aswan has graduated its first group of students. Participants in the program worked in workshops aimed at developing communication and presentation skills, as well as...
In The Name Of God Most Gracious Most Merciful Our beloved country, Egypt, is going through a very critical transitional period after the 25th of January peaceful revolution. The current situation is very critical and demands a lot of wisdom and self-restraint. We are facing many challenges,...
Amnesty International (AI) has called on both the Egyptian government and political parties in Egypt to put the development of the rights of slum-dwellers - the number of which are estimated at around 12 million people - at the top of its priorities, if it wants to achieve the demands of social...
This article pertains to the status of Human Rights in Egypt, through the reporting of the US-based Human Rights Watch. A report from the HRW states that human rights in Egypt are deteriorating for a number of different groups throughout the country. Religious discrimination of Copts and Baha’is...
Watani International interviews Pope Gregorious III Lahham during his recent trip to Egypt. The pope discusses his view of Muslim-Christian relations in the Middle East, Christian isolation, and his opinion of problems facing Christians throughout the Arab world.
Photos of the military-style parade staged by the Muslim Brotherhood at al-Azhar University raised alarm in the Egyptian press that the Muslim Brotherhood was forming a militia.
Majdī Khalīl discusses the forced disappearance of Coptic girls. The phenomenon is not new, however it being announced more frequently. Khalīl discusses the reasons why Coptic families are more often daring to announce the disappearance of their girls, and the reasons behind the increase of the...
The Muftī speaks in this interview about the death penalty, which, he said, should still be in effect to guarantee that the society will not be overwhelmed with vice. He criticizes countries that have legalized prostitution, narcotics and abortion.
The recent suicides of three inmates at the U.S. base in Guantanamo, Cuba, are regarded by many as a stain on the human rights record of the United States.
Nearly 480 people, including 314 members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood have been arrested on charges of organizing unauthorized demonstrations in support of the judges, who blew the whistle on election fraud.
According to the report of the Human Rights Watch on Egypt, the government of President Hosni Mubarak intensified its efforts to exercise control over civil society institutions, harassing and restricting the activities of political parties, human rights and other nongovernmental organizations (...
Saad Eddin Ibrahim and 27 others are facing charges ranging from accepting foreign money without government approval to issuing false statements about the country’s internal situation. In a statement nine international human rights organizations expressed concern that the trial will not meet...
No formal notification of the indictments or the court date has been sent to any of the defendants in the Case of Saad Eddin Ibrahim. However, persistent inquiry has confirmed that the case is indeed on the court docket for November 18th, 2000. A number of international organizations, including...
Nine organizations issued a joint statement expressing their fear that the trial of human rights defender Saad Eddin Ibrahim and 27 others before a Supreme State Security Court might not meet international fair trial standards. The trial is scheduled to open on 18 November 2000. The statement was...
While violent deaths from the military confrontations between the government and militants has declined precipitously in 1998, while torture and appalling prison conditions are still widespread in Egypt, said the new Amnesty International Report on Egypt.
Egyptian authorities have prevented the lawyers and wife of a human rights leader from visiting him, a rights group said Friday.
Human Rights Watch, a US organization defending human rights, demanded the immediate release of Hafez Abu Se’da, Secretary General of the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights.
Amnesty International and the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) have said in reports on the year 1997 there have been two negative developments. The first was the People’s Assembly’s decision to extend the Emergency Law, in force since 1981, for three more years. The second negative...
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