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Security officers acted to prevent laymen and priests from leaving a church in the village of Najc al-Qasrīyah following the service. The officers stated that the action was taken in order to protect the Christians from harm.
Despite the public uproar, the constitutional amendments were approved in a vote in Parliament. While the government and its advocators assert the importance of the amendments in enhancing democracy and supporting people, the opposition considers them an enhancement of the powers of the ruling and...
Shock shrouded political circles in Egypt after Abd al-Halim Qandil, the Executive Editor-in-Chief of al-Arabi newspaper, the mouthpiece of the opposition Nasserite Party, was kidnapped, beaten and left stark naked on the Cairo-Suez desert highway on the dawn of November 2, 2004. Hundreds of public...
The Egyptian government has recently released 1000 members of the Gama?a Al-Islamiya on the occasion of the anniversary of the October 6 war. Significantly, Karam Zuhdi, leader of the group, and Fou?ad Muhammad Al-Dawalibi and Essam Abdel-Magad, members of the Shura Council of the group, have also...
Huṣnī ‘Abd al- Masīḥ, an Egyptian Bahā’ī, filed a lawsuit against Major General Ḥabīb al- ‘Ādlī in his capacity as the minister of interior, demanding that the Civil Affairs Department [CAD], affiliated with the Ministry of Interior, issue national identification cards and birth certificates void...
The article talks about the Ministry of Interior’s intention to commute the death sentences of the leaders of al-Jamā‘ah al-Islāmīyah and al-Jihād organization to life imprisonment.
Since police arrested members and key figures of the Muslim Brotherhood over holding a military rally at the Azhar University, the group has been suffering from a massive security campaign from and a threat of the constitutional changes.
Rose al-Yūsuf interviews Nijād al-Bura‘ī, the director of the Cairo-based Group for Democratic Development, about his stance on the role of the National Council for Human Rights [NCHR] in civil society. al- Bura‘ī blames the council for failing to play an intermediary role between the...
The victory of the Moslem Brotherhood in the recent parliamentary elections in which they obtained 17 seats created many speculations about what they would do in the future, especially after they announced their intention to form a new political party. al-Musawar discarded the possibility of...
The State Commissioners Authority submitted its final report on the controversial issue of Bahā’īs to the Supreme Administrative Court, a few months after the Administrative Judicial Court, headed by Judge Fārūq ‘Abd al-Qādir, recognized the rights of Egyptian Bahā’īs to have their religion...

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