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On August 12, Human Rights Watch released a 188 page report titled “All According to Plan” about the violence in Egypt in the Summer of 2013. The report concluded that the violent dispersal of the sit-ins at the Raba’a al-Adawiya and al-Nahda squares are likely “crimes against humanity.” Massive...
Until today arguments in Egypt rage about whether the removal of President Morsi was a coup d’état or not. For Morsi supporters the argument is clear: Morsi was the first elected president since 1952 and was removed by General al-Sisi on July 3, 2013. For Morsi opponents the argument is equally...
The Coptic Evangelical Church’s Synod appealed to President Muḥammad Mursī to freeze his constitutional declaration and call for a national dialogue that would bring together all segments of the society to reach accordance over critical issues. [Ḥusnī Mīlād, al-Akhbār, Dec. 2, p. 9] Read text in...
Egypt's Constituent Assembly has passed a draft constitution that fails to protect women's rights or guarantee religious freedom, Human Rights Watch said. [Maḥmūd Husām, al-Taḥrīr, Dec. 1, p. 10] Read original text in Arabic
A French law banning niqāb in public has led to Muslim clamor as well as a collapse in French president Nicolas Sarkozy's popularity; recent polls now predict his failure during the next elections.
 Cornelis Hulsman's farewell speech given at Cairo University in June 2009.
Al-Dustūr reports on the joint statement issued by Human Rights Watch and the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights on the decree issued by the Ministry of Interior allowing putting a "-" in the religion entry for Bahā’īs.
There is a common belief in the West that Christians in Muslim countries are discriminated against, or sometimes even persecuted. While discrimination does exist, the situation is usually far more complex, argues Hulsman in this editorial. He also points out that while the Egyptian legal system...
Human Rights Watch asks Egypt to investigate about the incident of beating a Facebook activist.

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