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“Make Yourself at Prison”: A guide on arrest, investigation and prisons for meeting the needs of democracy defenders in Egypt

“Make-Yourself-at-Prison”

Today, the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) releases a legal guide which includes answers to the most important questions that came into the minds of thousands, if not millions, of citizens. The guide highlights the issue of the potential fate of prison, which has become so close to …

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68 corruption incidents occurred in April: PFT

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Partners For Transparency (PFT) indicated in its monthly report that media outlets revealed the occurrence of 68 corruption incidents in Egypt during April, according to PFT’s statement. The governorate of Cairo remained on top of the list regarding corruption incidents, with 19 incidents in April, followed by Beheira with 6 …

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Egypt ranks 161 in RSF report on freedom of the press

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Freedom of the press is under threat around the world, said Reporters Without Borders (RSF) organization in its annual report for 2017. Egypt dropped down two ranks to stand at 161 out of 180 countries globally on the list measuring a country’s freedom of the press. “The 2017 World Press …

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At least 32 detainees died and another 18 were killed in prisons all over Egypt during the first quarter of 2017

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At least 32 detainees died and another 18 were killed in prisons all over Egypt during the first quarter of 2017. 871 Egyptians opposed to the regime, including 27 minors, were arrested. 2078 Egyptians, including 7 minors, were convicted in politically motivated cases. 41 Egyptians sentenced to death. In Sinai, …

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150 Violations, Atrocities Against Journalists in Egypt in 2017 First Quarter

بدر محمد بدر

Journalists Against Torture (JAT) reported 150 violations and atrocities against journalists and media workers in Egypt during the first quarter of 2017, highlighting many mass-violations that occur on a daily basis, such as prevention of coverage, especially in courts during the consideration of cases with political backgrounds. JAT noted that …

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Egypt’s state of emergency in 2017: constitutional enforcement and consequences

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Egypt Independent In the wake of deadly two attacks on churches in Tanta and Alexandria that killed 45 and injured over 100 others on Sunday, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced the enforcement of a three-month state of emergency. Sisi appeared on state TV on Sunday evening after series of meetings with …

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Violations against Egyptian civilians in March 2017

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The Egyptian coordination for rights and freedoms has monitored 115 cases of violations against civilians in March 2017: .• 5 prisoners persecuted • 8 young Egyptians shot dead by police forces • 13 cases of medical negligence • 89 Egyptian civilians have been subject to arrest and forced disappearances

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ECRF has documented the murder of 8 civilians by police In March

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In March, 2017, the Egyptian Coordination for Rights and Freedoms (ECRF) has documented the murder of 8 civilians by the Egyptian police forces. These murders are chronologically ordered as follows: On March 2nd, the police forces murdered a Sameh Mohamed Farahat (30 years-old), Abdelrahman Al-Nabi (an 18 years-old and high …

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March Horrific Harvest: Hundreds of ‘Disappeared’, Tortured and 177 Extrajudicial Killings

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El-Nadeem Center for Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence and Torture issued its third monthly report this year, for March 2017, in which it documented 177 cases of extrajudicial killings of Egyptian people by police and army forces. According to the report, dozens of these were killed in violent raids on …

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Forced Disappearance in Egypt between Denial and Evidence

د. أحمد عبدالستار

Unprecedented rise in Egypt forces disappearances amid wave of brutal repression in an effort to intimidate opponents and wipe out peaceful dissent. Corrupt dictatorships have been using these methods for centuries. Forced disappearance is used to extract confessions; victims are subjected to extreme methods of illegal torture and cruel threats …

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