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Professor Hoda Awad joined the group for a presentation about the Egyptian constitution. She started by discussing the basics of democracy and constitutions. She explained to us that democracies had six elements or conditions. Firstly, there is the presence of democratic institutions and...
For the first time in years we had one of our student interns questioned and detained by Egyptian police for one day which has resulted in questions from a number of our relations. It all turned out to be a very unfortunate misunderstanding, but it nevertheless was very unpleasant for our student....
ʿAlāʾ al-Aswānī grew up in a family with a history of national struggle and a good education that made him a skilled computer programmer. Like millions of young people in Egypt, he dreamed of democratic change. In 2005 he created a blog in his name and his wife Manal which called for an end to...
Although it is too early to know the development of events, some precedents that occurred in other Arab countries might repeat themselves in Sudan and Algeria. Sudanese people say that it would be disappointing if personalities such as (ʿAwaḍ bin ‘Awf, first deputy of Bashīr and Defense Minister...
The routine of Egyptian blogger and political dissident ʿAlāʾ ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ, consists of being released from prison in the morning only to return at the end of the day. ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ, was released from prison last March but will be subjected to severe surveillance by the state for the next five...
The death of Muḥammad  Mursī, Egypt’s first elected president since the 2011 revolution, on June 17 sparked a wave of controversy and conflicting truths between human rights organizations and Egyptian media. Mursī died in court in Cairo where he was on trial facing charges of espionage.
Dr. Rafīq Habīb, the son of the former head of the Coptic Evangelical Church and deputy leader of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood group, said the results of the first round of the parliamentary elections were realistic, adding the distortion of the...
Al-Akhbār published an article on Burhāmī’s claim that his statement during a video footage has been “misinterpreted”. The deal would pave the way for a Shari'a-based constitution while temporality holding the immunity of the Azhar’s grand Shaykh.
Gharīb Abū al-Hassan writes in al-Fath, that the Coptic Church tries “with all her might” to oust the legislative order represented in the elected president Muhammad Mursī. Despite the Church’s approval on most of the Constitution articles, the Church surprised us with its “theatrical” withdrawal...

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