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The United Nations has expressed concern over the arrests of three human rights activists in Egypt, amid a continued crackdown on dissent by President Sisi’s government.

Egypt's foreign ministry dismissed global criticism of its arrests of three staff members of a the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR).

UN urges Egypt to free rights activists

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UN urges Egypt to free rights activists

The UN, Amnesty International and countries including the UK and US have raised concerns over the arrest of EIPR staff.

Egypt rights group says third member arrested

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Egypt rights group says third member arrested

Egyptian authorities arrested a third member of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, a leading local human rights group, in less than a ...

Egyptian activists arrested for contact with Western diplomats: HRW

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Egyptian activists arrested for contact with Western diplomats: HRW

Egyptian human rights defenders Karim Ennarah and Mohammed Basheer were arrested following a meeting with several western diplomats on human ...

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Egypt rights group says another staff member arrested

Egyptian authorities arrested a second staff member of EIPR, a leading local human rights group

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Egypt arrests office manager of leading rights group

Egypt arrested the office manager of a leading human rights group Sunday on charges including "joining a terror group" and "spreading false ...

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Pandemic redundancies speak volumes about real state of progress

Comment: Precarious and casualised, women of colour face lower pay, under employment, unfair treatment and discrimination at a time when we need ...

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Amnesty International slams Egypt's crackdown to Sudanese refugees protest

Amnesty International called on Egypt to investigate the treatment of the Sudanese protesters by security forces, including alleged beatings.

Egypt frees over 400 arrested in rare, anti-government protests

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Egypt frees over 400 arrested in rare, anti-government protests

Protests have been effectively banned in Egypt since 2013, following the military ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

Mobashra Tazamal

In Trump's America, Muslims feel the impact of Islamophobia

The New Arab Meets: CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad to discuss the Muslim community's fight against Islamophobia in Trump's America.

Biden 'to take tougher stance' on rights abuser Sisi

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Biden 'to take tougher stance' on rights abuser Sisi

In a recent letter reviewed by The Washington Post, US lawmakers signal Sisi's rights violation 'will not be tolerated' if Biden wins the ...

Egypt releases satirist after two years in jail: family

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Egypt releases satirist after two years in jail: family

Abu Zeid was part of a satirical television talk show before the authorities halted its broadcast.

Yemen in Focus: Joyous prisoner release after years-long misery

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Yemen in Focus: Joyous prisoner release after years-long misery

This week we focus on a long-anticipated prisoner release in Yemen.

Pakistan must end 'inhumane virginity testing': Rights group

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Pakistan must end 'inhumane virginity testing': Rights group

HRW has urged Pakistan to completely end the practice of virginity testing.

Aisha Yusuff

Islam in the Eastern African Novel

Book Club: Emad Mirmotahari's comprehensive study of Islam in Eastern African fiction reimagines the region's multi-ethnic and multi-religious history.

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Afghan police ordered to shoot criminals

Afghanistan's interior minister issued Kabul police with a shoot-to-kill order in a bid to control any escalation in violent crime as US forces ...

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Afghan president urges Taliban to silence guns

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani urged for a ceasefire during a visit in Doha, where peace talks between government and Taliban representatives ...

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Yemeni teachers accuse Houthis of killing 1,579 educators

The Yemeni Teachers Syndicate accused the Houthi rebels of killing and detaining thousands of teachers, academics and administrators ...

Egypt releases jailed journalist following outcry

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Egypt releases jailed journalist following outcry

Egypt’s prosecutor general has ordered the release of a journalist days after she was arrested for covering anti-Sisi protests, after an outcry ...

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Egypt journalists 'crushed like grains', women's rights group says

The ‘Coalition for Women in Journalism’ released a damning statement accusing the Egyptian regime of 'crushing' independent journalists.

Egypt arrests reporter after protest coverage: employer

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Egypt arrests reporter after protest coverage: employer

Basma Mostafa was brought before prosecutors on Sunday after she had gone missing the day before while reporting on unrest in the village of ...

Yemen in Focus: Soon-to-be-released detainees dying in Houthi prisons

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Yemen in Focus: Soon-to-be-released detainees dying in Houthi prisons

This week we focus on abductees dying in Houthi prisons, a damning UN report revealing grave violations against children and more.

Egyptian filmmaker detained in 'outrageous' crackdown on artistic freedom

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Egyptian filmmaker detained in 'outrageous' crackdown on artistic freedom

PEN has raised alarm that a US-based Egyptian filmmaker's health is in danger after spending months in pre-trial detention in Egypt following ...

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