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 John Casson, British ambassador to Egypt, met with appellate defender Najjād al-Bur ̔ī to discuss the current state of human rights in Egypt. Al-Bur ̔ī is the president of United Group, an Egyptian law firm which focuses on human rights cases. During the meeting, al-Bur ̔ī emphasized that the...
The Administrative Court’s said, on its decision to block pornographic websites, that the sites were releasing poison by spreading depravity throughout Egyptian society. The court found such sites, through sound and picture, to violate all foundational religious doctrines, moral values, and general...
Doctor Hanān Munīb, first representative of the Ministry of Culture for foreign cultural relations is attending the Third International Forum for Cultural Dialogue currently being held in Baku, capital of Azerbaijan. She gave a talk titled, “Culture and Continuing Development in the Development...
The unit for Research and Legislative Advancement within the National Council for Human Rights is organizing a seminar on the 24 and 25th of May. Experts will share experience in combatting corruption as well as guaranteeing fair courts and the social security of women. Researchers and members of...
This year’s conference, attended by some of the most important Muslim thinkers and scholars will focus on communication with the youth. It will attempt to correct false ideas about Islam, and confront the extremist and takfīrī currents within the religion. The conference is being held by the...
Director of the Center, Dāliyā Ziyāda, commented, “the International Community intentionally turns a blind eye to the terrorist acts committed by the Brotherhood in the interest of certain parties.” The report published by her Center records more than 3000 terrorist acts perpetrated by the...
Ambassador Rakhā Ahmad Hassan, member of the Egyptian Council for Foreign Relations, emphasized that countries which had expressed criticism former president Muhammad Mursī’s death sentence are meddling in Egypt’s internal affairs. He clarified that 90% of European countries had gotten rid of the...
The American television network Fox News reported that even under President Sīsī, Copts in Egypt still feel isolated and persecuted. One Coptic activist said “we are always the weakest group in society, so when anything happens in any country we are always the first victims.”  (7 May, 2015, Bawābat...
The Ministry of Interior searches for human rights abuses on Facebook  At the direct order of President Sīsī, the Ministry of Interior began scouring social media websites for any video or pictures of policemen or security forces committing human rights abuses against Egyptian citizens. Through its...
 Goodwill Ambassadors from multiple countries arrived in Egypt on an invitation from the association “Lovers of a Peaceful Egypt.” They asked to meet with Prime Minister Ibrāhīm Mahlab to express their love for Egypt and their willingness to help promote a climate of security and tourism in the...
Egyptian Poet Fārūq Jawīda wrote an article for al-Ahrām in which he severely criticizes the present state of Egyptian media. He accused the media of promoting deceit, immorality and lewdness. Jawīda demanded the government to take immediate action and issue media legislation which would put...
A group of students attending Cairo University’s College of Media, Department of Film and Television have finished the production of the first documentary film about Monks and Nuns in Egypt. The students visited several monasteries and convents in the making of the film. Ibrāhīm Māhir, a member of...
The British newspaper, the Times, released a report on the Muslim Brotherhood which concluded that the organization has made a dramatic return to the Egyptian political scene. According to the newspaper, many young people have joined the Brotherhood since its fall during the military coup. A leader...
After nearly a year under Sīsī, Egypt’s Christian minority has mixed feelings in regards to progress made during his presidency on Coptic issues. Some praised his visits to cathedrals, his strong reaction to the killing of 21 Egyptian Copts in Libya, and his approval of the building of several new...
‘Alā’ ‘Abd al-Tawāb, the director for the Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights, spoke about a recent sentence from the high administrative court which allows the automatic transfer of employees participating in a strike to early retirement. He added that the ruling violates the...
 The Israeli Army allowed classified information to be published about explosions it coordinated inside Egypt. Seeking to undermine the Brotherhood by promoting the notion that the group uses violence and terrorism, the Israeli army staged the explosions to appear as though the Brotherhood had...
 Pope Tawadros is mounting a challenge to a new ruling passed by an administrative court requiring the Coptic Church to permit Christians to divorce and marry a second time. His challenge rests on the argument that the court did not interpret the law correctly. Separately, he also asserted in his...
Copts in Egypt still feel anxious following the overthrow of President Muhammad Mursī, since they continue to be targeted in violent incidents. A spokesman for the Coptic Orthodox Church in Egypt said that the state of affairs between Muslims and Christians in Egypt is generally good. However, he...
Speaking at a Press Conference, Ambassador Mīrfat al-Tālawī, president of the National Council for Women said that creating a national strategy fighting violence against women comes with achieving the rights guaranteed to woman in the Egyptian Constitution, including the right to enjoy a life free...
The Women’s National Council in Egypt announced preparation to begin drafting a national strategy to combat violence against women. Detailing its proposal, the council said that it has received support from 12 different ministries and NGOs.  (27 April, 2015, Vetogate, No Writer)  Read more here...
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