Call to Review Death Penalty for Preacher Convicted of Taxi Driver’s Death

[HRW] Beirut -Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi should cancel a death sentence confirmed by the country’s highest appeals court on April 25, 2017, Human Rights Watch said today. The sentence followed a trial that violated the defendant’s due proc…

[HRW] Beirut -Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi should cancel a death sentence confirmed by the country's highest appeals court on April 25, 2017, Human Rights Watch said today. The sentence followed a trial that violated the defendant's due process rights. If carried out, it would be the ninth execution related to an incident of political violence since the military removed the former president in 2013.

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Morsy’s Isolation Violates Rights

[HRW] Beirut -Egyptian authorities have unlawfully prevented former President Mohamed Morsy from contacting or receiving visits from his family and lawyers in the years since the military forcibly removed him from power in July 2013, Human Rights Watch…

[HRW] Beirut -Egyptian authorities have unlawfully prevented former President Mohamed Morsy from contacting or receiving visits from his family and lawyers in the years since the military forcibly removed him from power in July 2013, Human Rights Watch said today. On June 4, 2017, Egyptian authorities allowed Morsy to receive visits from his family and lawyer for only the second time in nearly four years.

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Nigerian Docked for Allegedly Defrauding Canadian Firm of $20,906

[Premium Times] A Nigerian identified as Taiwo Quadri allegedly defrauded a Canada-based company, Allan Dodds, of over $20,906, an Economic and Financial Crimes Commission witness, told an Ikeja Division of the Lagos State High Court on Friday.

[Premium Times] A Nigerian identified as Taiwo Quadri allegedly defrauded a Canada-based company, Allan Dodds, of over $20,906, an Economic and Financial Crimes Commission witness, told an Ikeja Division of the Lagos State High Court on Friday.

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Intensifying Repression of Basic Freedoms

[HRW] Beirut -Egyptian authorities in recent weeks have arrested at least 50 peaceful political activists, blocked at least 62 websites, and opened a criminal prosecution against a former presidential candidate, Human Rights Watch said today. The actio…

[HRW] Beirut -Egyptian authorities in recent weeks have arrested at least 50 peaceful political activists, blocked at least 62 websites, and opened a criminal prosecution against a former presidential candidate, Human Rights Watch said today. The actions are further closing any remaining space for free expression.

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Understanding the Qatar Question

[The Herald] In response to allegations of Qatar’s tolerance of terrorism, the Gulf States of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt issued a Press statement on June 8, 2017, which effected an air, sea and land blockade of Qatar.

[The Herald] In response to allegations of Qatar's tolerance of terrorism, the Gulf States of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt issued a Press statement on June 8, 2017, which effected an air, sea and land blockade of Qatar.

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Media Blocked, Threatened in Dispute With Qatar

[HRW] Beirut -Arab countries engaged in a dispute with Qatar have shut down media outlets with links to or considered sympathetic to the Qatari government, Human Rights Watch said today. The action is a violation of freedom of expression. The countries…

[HRW] Beirut -Arab countries engaged in a dispute with Qatar have shut down media outlets with links to or considered sympathetic to the Qatari government, Human Rights Watch said today. The action is a violation of freedom of expression. The countries involved include Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. The United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Bahrain have also threatened criminal sanctions under existing laws against people who criticize the actions these governments have taken against Qatar

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Egypt’s Civil Society Legistlation, a Harsh Blow to NGOs in Egypt

[EOHR] The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) expresses his deep concern regarding the fate of Egyptian civil society after the ratification of the NGO law and its entry into force on the 24th of May 2017. The Egyptian government ignored civ…

[EOHR] The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) expresses his deep concern regarding the fate of Egyptian civil society after the ratification of the NGO law and its entry into force on the 24th of May 2017. The Egyptian government ignored civil society requests and appeals to review the law and ammend it, and that leaves Egypt with a civil society law that is incompatible with international human rights treaties and conventions.

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Tiran and Sanafir Case – the One-Opinion Country

[HRInfo] The case of Egyptian- Saudi maritime border agreement, known in media as “Tiran and Sanafir”- in connection with two islands in the Red Sea that Egypt handed over to Saudi Arabia upon an agreement- constitutes a flagrant example of the state’s…

[HRInfo] The case of Egyptian- Saudi maritime border agreement, known in media as "Tiran and Sanafir"- in connection with two islands in the Red Sea that Egypt handed over to Saudi Arabia upon an agreement- constitutes a flagrant example of the state's muzzling of its opponents and silencing of all voices, expect those supporting the President and his government.

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Cancel Military Court Death Sentences

[HRW] Beirut -The case of eight men who could face imminent execution following a military trial shows why Egyptian authorities should place a moratorium on the death penalty, Human Rights Watch said today.

[HRW] Beirut -The case of eight men who could face imminent execution following a military trial shows why Egyptian authorities should place a moratorium on the death penalty, Human Rights Watch said today.

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