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“To my siblings – I tried to find redemption and failed, forgive me. To my friends – the experience [journey] was harsh and I am too weak to resist it, forgive me. To the world – you were cruel to a great extent, but I forgive.” With these few words the queer activist Sarah Hegazy [Sārah Ḥijāzī]...
Egypt's public prosecutor said that Shādī Ḥabash died in Ṭura Prison due to alcohol poisoning. The death of the young artist came under unclear circumstances, placing responsibility for Shādī’s death on Shādī himself, in attempt to take away responsibility from the prison administration. The...
The Egyptian Security Apparatus arrested Layla Sayf, mother of political activist ʿAlāʾ ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ, her daughter Munā Sayf, and her sister Dr. Ahdāf Suwayf, in addition to Dr. Rabbāb al-Mahdī, assistant professor of political science at American University. On Wednesday, the four women...
With the rise in the number of cases of Coronavirus in Egypt, politicians and human rights activists are raising their voices, demanding for the release of those in preventative custody especially for issues of opinion in light of the spread of the novel Coronavirus, which the World Health...
A Coptic family in the village of al-Kashḥ, the center of Dār al-Salām in Sūhāj governorate, called on President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī to release Jirjis Rāḍī Jirjis Murqus from prison.
The Egyptian government is trying to renew funding for financial, technical, and training aide from different European Union countries to train African counties in modern ways to prevent illegal immigration and develop security, legal, intelligence, and social cooperation with the victims. These...
Dr. Khālid ʿUmrān, Secretary-General of Fatwa at Dār al-Iftāʾ al-Miṣriyyah, said that the practice of female circumcision, which has caused great harm in Egypt and other Arab and African countries, is religiously prohibited (ḥarām), and whoever commits this crime is guilty for the damages and...
The United Nations condemned the tragic death of Nadā, a twelve-year-old girl from Asyūṭ, who died while getting circumcised by a doctor.  The UN said in a statement that they are shocked by senseless deaths like these, which continue to happen in 2020 despite gainful advances to end this harmful...
Despite preventing visits to all Egyptian prisons until the end of March and the authorities agreeing to let in basic necessities to prisoners, a large number of families confirmed that they are not being allowed to bring in disinfectants, sanitizers, and other means of personal hygiene to fight...
On Friday, the Egyptian security forces arrested the researcher Patrick George Zaki [Pātrīk Jūrj Zakī] at Cairo Airport after he had flown there from Italy. Following his arrest, he disappeared until Saturday afternoon when he stood before the al-Manṣūra prosecution in al-Daqhaliyyah governorate.

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