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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...
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...
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...
International condemnation for the vicious, oppressive campaign against the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) continues to roll in after the arrest of three of its leaders.  Foreign governments, the United Nations, and dozens of local and international organizations demanded the...
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. 
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) expressed great concern about the ruling issued today by the Minya Criminal Court, which acquitted three defendants for stripping  Suʿād Thābit, who's known in the media as the ‘Lady of al-Karam’. 
On Wednesday evening, Egypt's Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the statement issued by the French Foreign Ministry with regards to the arrest of the executive director of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR).
The Egyptian family court in Ḥilwān filed the grounds of its ruling, which was based on the enforcement of the statute of Orthodox Copts regarding inheritance distribution. It resulted in Coptic lawyer Hudā Naṣr Allāh and her brothers receiving the same share of inheritance. 
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights criticised Egyptian security forces after the latter had prevented 4000 Coptic Christians from performing the New Year’s prayer in a building in Fāw Baḥarī village. The Christians of the village, which lies in Dishnā (Qinā governorate) in the south of...
On Monday an Egyptian court ruled in favour of Hudā Naṣr Allāh, a lawyer who had demanded to inherit the same share as her brothers. This historic ruling was praised by many human rights defenders, Copts and women. The human rights lawyer Hudā Naṣr Allāh wrote on her Facebook page, “Finally a...

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