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Egyptian human rights activists demanded the end of police arbitrary practices against political prisoners held in custody. The activists called on the Parliament to amend the present legislation that permits successive custody terms that may last for several years. The custodial sentence is...
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 author reports on the abduction of one of the sons of a Jihād Group leader which was allegedly intended to pressurize the father into accepting the group’s peace initiative with the state. ‘Azab wonders whether the initiative is indicative of a real current within the group or whether it was...
Amnesty International appears to be launching a campaign for human rights organizations against the newly drafted anti-terror law approved by the constitutional amendments in Egypt.
Amnesty International issued its annual report on Egypt. The report aroused the anger of the Egyptian government because it referred to alleged violations and abuses that contradict international human rights in Egypt. The Egyptian government rejected the report and described it as “unjust and...
The Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies [CIHRS] has sent an appeal to the president of the republic and the speakers of both houses of Parliament called to amend Article Two of the Constitution that states that Islam is the religion of the state and Islamic sharīʿā is the main source of...
Comment of a group of Egyptian NGOs on the establishment of the National Council for Human Rights. They write about a system of legislation that severely limits rights to the freedom of forming parties, publications and civil society.
Several human rights activists accused the second article of the Egyptian Constitution of flouting the non-Muslims rights at a symposium held by Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies on ’ the plight of the freedom of belief in Egypt.’
Egypt was angry about the stormy reactions that broke following the sentence given to Saad Eddin Ibrahim. The ruling renewed tension between Egypt and the U.S., which considers Ibrahim an American human rights activist. It condemned the ruling and started a new verbal war against the Cairo...
The information in this text is based on interviews Ms. Gavlak and Cornelis Hulsman made together with governor Adli Hussein and Bishop Marcos in March 2001 and the documents they provided. The article gives a background of the problems until around April 1.

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