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NCHR, Interior Ministry sign protocol to train 300 policemen on human rights

The National Council for Human Rights and the Interior Ministry, on Thursday, signed a joint protocol of cooperation for organizing training sessions for policemen on human rights. Members of the council and representatives of the ministry sectors were in attendance at the council headquarters in Giza.

Former MB supreme guide to receive medical care following campaign by rights activists

Former Muslim Brotherhood supreme guide, 88-year-old Mahdi Akef, was relocated from the prisoners’ ward of Qasr al-Aini Hospital to a medium-care unit on Monday, following a meeting between an all-female group of rights activists and physicians and Mohamed Fayeq, chief of the state-appointed National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) on …

The Prisoners’ Handbook

The Prisoners’ Handbook explains the legal frame governing prisons in Egypt using a question/ answer form that unravels the legal structure of prisons according to prison laws and regulations. It tackles different topics explaining the prison rules: on one hand, the rights and obligations of prisoners and on the other …

Egypt’s Foreign Ministry attacks HRW, Amnesty for statements on Sunday’s church bombing

Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) issued a press release on Wednesday denouncing recent statements by Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Amnesty International on the deadly bombing of St. Peter and St. Paul Church on Sunday, defending the state’s attempts to tackle terrorism.

Police officers to undergo human rights awareness training organised by NCHR

Police officers will soon need to participate in human rights courses and lessons on how to deal with citizens. This comes after the Minister of Interior Magdy Abdel Ghaffar approved on Tuesday a preliminary cooperation protocol with the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR).

Egypt: Draft Law Bans Independent Civil Society Groups

A new law drafted by Egypt’s parliament would effectively prohibit independent non-governmental groups in the country by subjecting their work and funding to control by government authorities, including powerful security agencies, Human Rights Watch said today.

Detained Youth Committee reportedly excludes 20% of prisoners from 2nd pardon list

The Detained Youth Committee has reportedly omitted 20% of the prisoners whose names were submitted for consideration in the second presidential pardon, state-run newspaper Al-Ahram reported on Sunday.