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Since the report of Yūsuf R. Kāmil about the transfer of prisoner treaties in Arab-West Report Leslie’s mother, Brigitte Maras, has been contacting different authorities in Belgium. They confirm there is no prisoner exchange treaty between Belgium and Egypt and therefore they can do nothing to get...
Editor AWR: The Center for Arab-West Understanding has ‘adopted’ Belgian prisoner Leslie Maras who has been since 2006 in an Egyptian prison for an effort to take drugs into Egypt. Leslie was sentenced in 2007 to life in prison which in Egypt means 25 years. His parents have tried through court...
Belgian national Leslie Maras was arrested in February 2006, in Egypt, for smuggling drugs. Maras was not a drug dealer, but he got into it due to financial problems. He was sentenced by Egypt for life imprisonment. In Egypt, this often means 25 years or reaching the age of 60. In case of good...
The turmoil following the January 25, 2011 Revolution, the rule of former president, Muhammad Morsi, and his subsequent ouster has thrown Egypt’s economy into a recession. I am traveling around and meeting with lots of Egyptians who have been severely affected by the economic problems Egypt is...
 The draft of this text originally published in Nederlands Dagblad was first seen and approved by Dr. Amr Darrag. We find it of great importance that the opinions of people we interview are presented as accurately as possible. Former Minister, Amr Darrag, member of the high board of the Freedom and...
The previous newsletter reflected the widespread fear for militias. The newsletter was primarily based on an interview by Jayson Casper with an Egyptian journalist in Assiut, who has evidence of militia activity in Assiut.
This report is on the formation of the Egyptian Constitution of 2012 and was commissioned by the German organization Missio who translated it into German for publication in Germany.
This interview was held on March 3, 2013 with the participation of researcher Jayson Casper and research assistant Diana Serôdio. It aimed at grasping Dr. Nadīyah Mustafá's perspective on the process through which the new Constitution came into being. The content of this interview was later used...
This interview was organized by Diana Serôdio and took place on February 23th 2013. It aimed at grasping George Masīḥa's perspective - as former Parliament and Constituent Assembly member - on the process through which the new Constitution came into being so it would be taken into account for a...
This interview was organized and carried out by Diana Serodio (DS) and took place March 5th 2013 with Diana Serodio (DS) and Fouad Masoud attending. This interview was carried out in the context of us preparing a report on how the new Egyptian Constitution came into being.
These interviews were organized by Cornelis Hulsman and took place, the first, on March 25th with Cornelis Hulsman (CH), Jayson Casper (JC), and Diana Serodio (DS) attending; the second on April 8th with Diana Serôdio alone. These interviews were made in the context of us preparing a report on how...
On February 20, 2013, Cornelis Hulsman, Diana Serodio, and Jayson Casper met with George Masīḥah to gain his perspective for an upcoming book Arab West Report will write on the crafting of the Egyptian constitution. Masīḥah is a member of al-Wafd Party and was added to the Constituent Assembly as a...
On February 4 the International Crisis Group presented a Conflict Alert about Egypt. The analysis is good but yet some comments can and should be made:ICG:It is difficult to know which is most dangerous: the serious uptick in street violence; President Morsi’s and the Muslim Brotherhood’s serial...
  On Friday, the 25th I was in Tahrir for many hours meeting people and discussing the future of Egypt. I saw a few young men with faces covered in black. “These belong to the Black Bloc,” George Missīhah said, who had led a march from his hometown, Qanātir to Tahrir. This is a new group, fighters...
In October 2012 Arab-West Report organized for the Dutch political parties VVD (liberal) and CDA (Christian Democrat) a visit of representatives of five Egyptian political parties to The Netherlands in the context of the MATRA South Programme of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs that is...
This meeting took place in a hotel on December 12, 2012, only days before the referendum on December 15. The text in this report has been approved by both the SGP delegation and Dr. George Missīhah.
The Egyptian revolution of January 25th brought hope for better Muslim-Christian relations, but unfortunately it did not take long for the hopes for many to evaporate. Optimism for better relations is still there, but many more feel that almost two years after the revolution tensions have increased...
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