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Professor Hoda Awad joined the group for a presentation about the Egyptian constitution. She started by discussing the basics of democracy and constitutions. She explained to us that democracies had six elements or conditions. Firstly, there is the presence of democratic institutions and...
Bishop Bākhūm, official spokesperson for the Catholic Church, said that the Catholic Church in Egypt finished the personal status law for Copts and that it has been handed over to Pope Tawāḍrūs II so that it can be handed over to parliament afterwards.  Bishop Bākhūm added that the Catholic Church...
The Egyptian authorities have provoked controversy over their arrest of three young girls who became famous for producing content on the video application TikTok. Over the last month, the Egyptian authorities have arrested four persons, three young women and one young man, by order of the public...
In a letter to Dr ʿAlīʿAbd al-ʿᾹl, Speaker of the House of Representatives, al-Azhar has communicated the opinion of the Council of Senior Scholars on the bill presented to Parliament pertaining to reforms to the Egyptian Dār al-Iftā’. Al-Azhar stressed that the content of these reforms contravenes...
On Sunday, the Forum for Development and Human Rights Dialog issued its report on “‘ḥisbah’...a restriction on freedom of thought and expression.” The report deals with the concept of ḥisbah (accountability); a type of voluntary duty based [in Islam] by which an “overseer” monitors other peoples’...
Lawyer Samīr Ṣabrī filed a complaint against an Egyptian female student in the Faculty of Archeology at Cairo University, calling for an investigation into her.   
Maʿādī Prosecution decided to release Līnā ʿAṭāllāh, editor-in-chief of Madā Maṣr on a bail of 2000 LE pending investigation, after being accused of “photographing a military installation.” She returned to al-Maʿādī police department to complete the procedures for release hours after being arrested...
27 days have passed since the well-known leftist human rights activist ʿAlāʾ ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ began his hunger strike in Ṭurah prison, which is located in the south of Cairo.  al-Fattāḥ’s mother, the maths teacher at Cairo university and political activist, Laylā Suwayf, fights to bring medicine and...
Often international organizations intervene to defend activists and political opponents, who have been arrested and persecuted in some countries.  However, it is rare to hear these organizations opposing the social injustice that women in the East experience if the accusations directed towards them...
Public prosecutor Ḥamāda al-Ṣāwī announced the formation of a new investigation team tasked with looking into the case of the murder of Italian student Giulio Regeni. The announcement was made via a statement issued by the prosecutor-general on Wednesday. The new team is to go through the files in...

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