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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

    Verdict expected on April 28 in second mass Egyptian trial

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 04:11am by AP, Reuters

    ... Protests erupted at Minya University after the trial began, with police firing tear gas to deter hundreds of demonstrators. The UN human rights office said the mass death sentences contravened international law. "The astounding number of people sentenced to death in this case is unprecedented in recent history," said Rupert Colville, spokesman for the UN high commissioner for human ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1457299/verdict-expected-april-28-second-mass-egyptian-trial
  3. News - World - EGYPT

    Court hands death sentences to 529 loyalists of ex-Egypt president Mursi

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:22pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Cairo Mass trial ends with convictions for attackson police,but human rights lawyer says appeals are likely over the 'unacceptable' verdicts 529 mursi ... acquitted. The verdicts- and extremely harsh sentences- are likely to be overturned on appeal, a human rights lawyer said after the trial ended in the city of Minya, north of Cairo. "This is way ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1456199/egypt-sentences-death-529-members-muslim-brotherhood
  4. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt’s crackdown on Islamists sees 16,000 jailed in past eight months

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 09:15pm by AP

    ... about 3,000 top- or mid-level members of Mursi's Muslim Brotherhood. The count, which is consistent with recent estimates by human rights groups, was based on a tally kept by the interior ... or in impromptu jails set up in police training camps because prisons are overcrowded. Inmates are kept for months without charge. Rights activists say torture- by Egypt's legal definition- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1450917/egypts-crackdown-islamists-sees-16000-jailed-past-eight-months
  5. 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
  6. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt’s military chief Sisi to run for president, vows to tackle militancy

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 09:32am

    ... international human rights groups and Western powers. Washington expressed fresh criticism of Cairo, with Secretary of State John Kerry saying he was “deeply, deeply troubled by the sudden ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1458285/egypts-military-chief-sisi-run-president-vows-tackle-militancy
  7. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt puts three Al Jazeera journalists on trial

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 01:29am by Reuters

    ... in a case that human rights groups say shows the authorities are trampling on freedom of expression. The journalists, wearing white prison outfits, appeared in metal cages. Six others identified ... years in an Egyptian prison for doing their job," said Joe Stork, deputy Middle East director at Human Rights Watch. The court postponed the case, in which a total of 20 people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1432270/egypt-puts-three-al-jazeera-journalists-trial
  8. News - World - EGYPT

    Deaths in police custody revive Egyptian rights fears

    Posted Aug 27th 2013, 11:35am by Agence France-Presse in Cairo, Qahirah

    ... 18. Egypt’s government denies wrongdoing in the incident, and the interior ministry has pledged a full investigation. But human rights activists and relatives of those killed accuse ... and the police officer had escaped with injuries. Osama al-Mahdy, a human rights lawyer, met Siyam years earlier, and stayed friends with the 29-year-old communications engineer. He had no idea his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1299682/deaths-police-custody-revive-egyptian-rights-fears
  9. News - World - EGYPT

    Archaeologists in Luxor, Egypt, piece together two more pharaoh statues

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 12:17am by AFP

    ... with zigzag lines. Beside his right leg stands a nearly complete figure of Amenhotep III's wife Tiye, wearing a large wig and a long, tight-fitting dress. A statue of queen mother Mutemwya, ... monument has its right to be treated decently," said Sourouzian, whose dream as a student was to conserve the Amenhotep III temple. "The idea is to stop the dismantling of monuments ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1456332/archaeologists-luxor-egypt-piece-together-two-more-pharaoh-statues
  10. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt trial of Al-Jazeera journalists resumes amid outcry

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 05:31pm by AFP

    ... Without Borders said it “deplores the government’s continuing violations of the fundamental freedoms that are guaranteed and protected in the new constitution”. Human Rights Watch has said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1441001/egypt-trial-al-jazeera-journalists-resumes-amid-outcry

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