Tuesday , 27 September 2016

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ANHRI concerned about adolescents sentenced to 5 years in prison

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In a statement on Sunday, the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) expressed its concern regarding the judiciary’s decision to sentence five adolescents  to five years in prison. The adolescents are charged with unlicensed protesting, as they were arrested in April during a demonstration against the sovereignty transfer of …

Illegal migration bill awaiting parliamentary debate since June: minister

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A bill on illegal immigration was referred to Egypt’s Parliament in June and is still awaiting consideration by MPs, having already been reviewed by the Cabinet and the State Council, according to Magdy al-Agaty, the minister of state for legal and parliamentary affairs.

The elephant in the room (part 1): The state and sectarian violence

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President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi urged the swift pursuit of justice in holding the perpetrators of sectarian violence to account, regardless of who they are, in the aftermath of a sectarian incident in Karm Village, Minya in May.

Where does Egypt stand on its commitments to improve human rights?

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A report was released on Saturday by a coalition of non-governmental organisations (NGO) showing that Egypt remains behind in terms of its international commitment to human rights, despite President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s defence of his human rights record during a recent visit to New York.