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  1. News - World - EGYPT

    Human Rights Watch says Egypt's new law curbs freedoms

    Posted Jun 01st 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... by the Egyptian presidency for regulating non-governmental organisations dashes hopes for a free civil society after the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak, Human Rights Watch said. President Mohammed ... operate freely sarah leah whitson Human Rights Watch said on Thursday the new draft was "hostile to the very notion of independent civil society". "This draft law dashes all hopes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1250713/human-rights-watch-says-egypts-new-law-curbs-freedoms
  2. News - World - EGYPT

    Australian reporter imprisoned in Egypt for aiding the Muslim Brotherhood to appeal

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 09:48am by Associated Press in Canberra

    ... the Court of Cassation, the highest court of appeal. The sentencing of the three journalists on June 23, after a five-month trial described as a “sham” by rights groups, caused an international ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1558823/australian-reporter-imprisoned-egypt-aiding-muslim-brotherhood-appeal
  3. News - World - EGYPT

    Brought together by the devil: judge explains Al-Jazeera trio's harsh sentences

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:38pm by AP

    ... MOHAMMED SHEHATA The verdicts triggered denunciations. Rights groups called the trial a "sham" that sent a chilling message to the press. The defendants and Qatar-based Al-Jazeera denied ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1558338/brought-together-devil-judge-explains-al-jazeera-trios-harsh-sentences
  4. News - World - EGYPT

    400 ‘disappeared’ tortured in secret Egyptian military prison

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 09:55pm by GDN

    ... military prison, according to interviews with former inmates, lawyers, rights activists and families of missing people. Since at least the end of July last year, detainees have been taken to Azouli prison blindfolded and forcibly disappeared. Up to 400 are still being tortured and held beyond judicial oversight in a wide-scale crackdown that Amnesty and Human Rights Watch have jointly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1539127/400-disappeared-tortured-secret-egyptian-military-prison
  5. News - World - EGYPT

    Supporters stunned as Al-Jazeera journalists jailed in Egypt

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 10:38am by Reuters

    ... at Egypt’s notorious Tora Prison for six months, in a case that has drawn criticism from Western governments and human rights groups. The remaining 17 defendants faced charges of belonging ... Whitson, Human Rights Watch’s Middle East and North Africa director. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1538766/peter-greste-innocent-tony-abbott-tells-egyptian-leader-ahead-al-jazeera
  6. News - World - EGYPT

    New leader Sisi orders action to tackle sex attacks on women in Egypt

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 10:47pm by NYT

    ... and North Africa for Human Rights Watch. She cited a "climate of impunity" surrounding such attacks. Tahrir Square and other venues for large political rallies have become extremely unsafe for women in recent years. Human rights groups reported nearly 100 sexual assaults in the square in a four-day span last summer, as crowds were demanding the removal of Islamist president Mohammed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1530300/new-leader-sisi-orders-action-tackle-sex-attacks-women-egypt
  7. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt’s president Sisi ‘will not interfere’ in ruling on Al-Jazeera journalists

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 11:18am by GDN and Reuters

    ... in their discussion and called for Egypt to improve its human rights record. That a guilty verdict was still reached hours later, despite Kerry confirming the return of US military and economic aid to Egypt, ... sentenced to seven years.   Rights campaigners portrayed the verdict as a frightening assault on what remains of Egyptian free speech. But it also represented a shaming slap-down to American ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1539462/egyptian-prison-terms-al-jazeera-journalists-spark-international-outcry
  8. News - World - EGYPT

    Sisi sworn in as Egypt’s president

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 04:46pm by Reuters

    ... and the development of freedom "in a responsible framework away from chaos" but did not mention human rights or democracy. "The time has come to build a more stable future," said Sisi, the sixth Egyptian leader with a military background. "Let us work to establish the values of rightness and peace." Near Tahrir Square, the symbolic heart of the revolt against Mubarak ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1527969/sisi-sworn-egypts-president
  9. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt court confirms death sentences for over 180 Muslim Brotherhood supporters

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 07:40pm by Associated Press in Minya, Egypt

    ... used to the idea of execution, killing and blood,” prominent rights lawyer Negad el-Borai said. “Politically this will lead to nowhere. Socially, this will lead to more violence. Legally, I am ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1537727/egypt-court-confirms-death-sentences-over-180-muslim-brotherhood
  10. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt's law banning protests is 'cover' for repression, say rights groups

    Posted Nov 25th 2013, 09:29pm by AP

    ... Eddin Hassan, head of the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies. The military-backed government first floated the law in October. Interim President Adly Mansour approved a slightly amended ... of autocrat Hosni Mubarak, overthrown in Egypt's 2011 uprising that marked the start of unrest in the country. Rights groups and activists immediately denounced it, saying it aims to stifle ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1365527/egypts-law-banning-protests-cover-repression-say-rights-groups

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