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Yesterday, al-Mansūra Misdemeanor Court ordered the release of researcher and human rights activist Patrick George Zakī. The court postponed Zakī’s trial until February 1, because the defense’s arguments still need to be heard.
The Cairo Criminal Court has sentenced political activist Sanā’ Seif to a year and a half in prison, accusing her of spreading false news and insulting an officer. The ruling came after Sanā’ had spent nearly 9 months in remand. Various sources have revealed the details of the hearing, from the...
The Egyptian government is making great efforts to improve its image, however still efforts to be made to achieve real progress toward equal citizenship rights for all. According to a statement released by Coptic Solidarity: “Copts are the victims of institutional, systematic discrimination in...
In recent days, a number of foreign embassies have urged the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to take serious steps to address the country’s record on human rights. It was stressed that failure to do so will continue to hinder the development of relations between Egypt and other foreign...
Al-Minyā always appears to be at the center of sectarian attacks targeting Christians or their places of worship, incited either from building new churches, rumors of an illicit interfaith love affair like in the “Lady of al-Karam” incident, or Facebook posts interpreted as insulting Islam. ...
A human rights delegation visited Ṭura Prison and inspected the prisoners’ living conditions there after accepting an invitation from the Ministry of Interior.
Since Joe Biden won the American presidential election, Egypt has been sending mixed messages on the issue of human rights.  It released 400 political activists, some of whom had been detained for over four years.  Then came the campaign of arrests that included the leaders of the Egyptian...
International condemnation for the vicious, oppressive campaign against the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) continues to roll in after the arrest of three of its leaders.  Foreign governments, the United Nations, and dozens of local and international organizations demanded the...
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) was established in 2002.  Its goal was to strengthen and defend basic rights and freedoms in Egypt.  However, since its founding 18 years ago, it has become clear that its real goal was to attack the Egyptian state and constantly try to bring down...
Despite the fact that Egyptian President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī and French President Emmanuel Macron agree on a lot of issues regarding the Middle East and Mediterranean Basin, human rights in Egypt was a reason for the public dispute between the two sides. 

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