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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

    ... director, of Human Rights Watch, said evidence showed the crackdown was a planned operation "that senior commanders ordered or quickly should have stopped but didn't. This was not a war... ...

    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

    ... The crackdown was not “merely a case of excessive force or poor training,” said Kenneth Roth, executive director of HRW in the report titled All According to Plan: The Rabaa Massacre and Mass Killings ... HRW said. Roth and HRW’s Middle East director Sarah Leah Whitson were barred from entering Egypt ahead of the release of the report. ...

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

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

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

    ... place in the square. The anchorwoman later said her comment was not in response to the report of women being targeted. Victims of such attacks in Egypt often find themselves pilloried, rather ... said it has become deeply ingrained. "It's about the way women are viewed, and their role in society," said Rothna Begum, a women's rights researcher in the Middle East ...

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

    Egyptian women and girls freed after outcry over jailing

    Posted Dec 07th 2013, 07:35pm by AFP

    ... Hamrawy said. Heba Morayef, Human Rights Watch's director in Egypt, said the women and girls should not have been sentenced in the first place. "They didn't have any evidence tying ... Agence France-Presse in Cairo Fourteen Egyptian women sentenced to 11 years in jail for allegedly joining an Islamist demonstration appeal against convictions Women freed after outcry over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1375444/egyptian-women-and-girls-freed-after-outcry-over-jailing
  5. News - World - EGYPT

    Egyptian military seeks more time to test 'wonder cure' device

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 12:43am by AP

    ... Gamal el-Serafy, director of the Armed Forces Medical Department, as saying. Serafy said doctors had already started testing one of the machines, the so-called "Complete Cure Device", ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1543195/egyptian-military-seeks-more-time-test-wonder-cure-device
  6. News - World - EGYPT

    Supporters stunned as Al-Jazeera journalists jailed in Egypt

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

    ... 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
  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

    ... the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Mursi. But Mohamed Lotfy, executive director of the Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms, who has observed the trial for Amnesty, said the verdict sent ...

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

    Egypt recommends death sentences for 683, including leader of Muslim Brotherhood

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 11:40am by Reuters

    ... sentences in recent world history. While they're exceptional in scale, they're certainly not exceptional in kind," said Sarah Leah Whitson, executive director for Middle East ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1498973/egypt-verdict-expected-700-including-leader-muslim-brotherhood
  9. News - World - EGYPT

    Doctor to stand trial over female circumcision in first for Egypt

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 05:31am by The Guardian

    ... for every clinician. The law is there, and it will be implemented," Youssef added. According to Unicef, 91 per cent of married Egyptian women aged between 15 and 49 years of age have been subjected to FGM, 72 per cent of them by doctors. Unicef research suggests that support for the practice is gradually falling: 63 per cent of women in the same age bracket supported it in 2008, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1450118/doctor-stand-trial-over-female-circumcision-first-egypt
  10. News - World - EGYPT

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

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

    ... ministry to which the military also has access. It includes hundreds of women and minors, though the officials could not give exact figures. The officials gave the figures on condition of anonymity ...

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

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