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  1. News - World - EGYPT

    Human Right Watch demands Egypt's President face crackdown inquiry

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 01:20am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cairo Call for Sisi to face inquiry into deadly crackdown Human Rights Watch yesterday demanded that Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and two other ... "excessive lethal force" to break up the sit-ins. "The killings not only constituted serious violations of international human rights, but likely amounted to crimes against humanity ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1572482/human-right-watch-demands-egypts-president-face-crackdown-inquiry
  2. News - World - EGYPT

    HRW urges ‘crimes against humanity’ probe of top Egyptian officials

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 06:58pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cairo Human Rights Watch on Tuesday accused top officials in Egypt of likely “crimes against humanity” in an August 14, last year crackdown in which hundreds ... that security forces intentionally used “excessive lethal force” in breaking the sit-ins. “The killings not only constituted serious violations of international human rights, but likely amounted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1572200/hrw-urges-crimes-against-humanity-probe-top-egyptian-officials
  3. 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
  4. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt is using jail without trial as a way of stifling dissent, say critics

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 11:01pm by AFP

    ... to the banned Muslim Brotherhood. The fate of detainees like him has raised concerns about human rights abuses in Egypt, an issue US Secretary of State John Kerry said he had "frank" talks ... of the law restricted preventive detention to a maximum of six months, after which a suspect was either released or referred to trial," said rights lawyer Gamal Eid. But two months after Mursi ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1596219/egypt-using-jail-without-trial-way-stifling-dissent-say-critics
  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

    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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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