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Today, Monday, 10 Human Rights organizations petitioned the Government to suspend the death penalty, even if temporarily, on the occasion of the ‘World Day Against the Death Penalty’. The organizations’ petition comes at a time when the country has seen an unprecedented rise in human rights...
The Egyptian Initiative For Personal Rights (EIPR) expressed its dismay at the increased sectarian violence in Minya where the Upper-Egyptian governorate witnessed attacks and burnings of houses of Christian families in many of its villages.  In a statement released on Monday, EIPR warned from the...
Background: The interview with Hussām Bahjat, a journalist and a human rights activist, and Yārā Sallām, a feminist and an activist, the founders of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights ( EIPR, founded in 2002) revolves around the role of their organization in the field of human rights and...
Ishāk Ibrahīm, researcher at the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR), said that the discussions on building and constructing churches does not bode well; instead it raises concern on what is happening behind closed doors.
Initiative for Egyptian Personal Rights calls on the President to codify requirements for churches and religious buildings   The Initiative for Egyptian Personal Rights said that tensions and sectarian attacks, witnessed in the Minyā Governorate in recent days have hindered the practice of...
Initiative calling for the facilitation of building and restoring churches   A new initiative has provided for the building and restoration of churches in Egypt. This comes in the wake of the security forces’ attack on the Diocese Megāga meant to prevent the building of a church in the village,...
In Egypt, sectarian conflict can be dizzying. When news breaks it explodes – Muslim mobs, churches burned, priests attacked. When the news crests it collapses – Muslim denials, church agreement, security clampdown. Only when the news settles can the situation be understood – partially,...
Former presidential candidate Hamdīn Sabbāhī sent a message to Egyptian Christians asking them not to pack up and leave their homeland after the rate of emigration by Egyptians, particularly Copts, has been reportedly on the rise this month. [Mahmūd Kāmil and Bahā’ al-Mahdī, al-Akhbār, July 19, p...
The defense counsel of the families of martyrs of the October 9 Maspero incidents quit the case and called for setting up an independent civil investigation panel. [‘Imād Khalīl, al-Misrī al-Yawm, April 12, p. 8] Read original text in Arabic

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