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Comment: Discrimination and violence against women remain pervasive and entrenched, but changes are a credit to the region's women human rights defenders, writes Human Rights Watch's Rothna Begum.

Lawyers' organisations today sent an appeal letter to the Egyptian government calling on it to drop charges against detained lawyers.

Egypt activists outrage at Hollywood star's Sisi forum appearance

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt activists outrage at Hollywood star's Sisi forum appearance

Egyptian activists are angered by Hollywood star Helen Hunt's participation at an event organised by Egypt's President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.

Egyptian government further curbs feminist activist's rights

The New Arab

Egyptian government further curbs feminist activist's rights

Egyptian activist Azza has been banned from traveling and has been prevented from accessing funds to continue her work as a defender of ...

Police state Egypt: NGOs under attack

Jo Schietti

Police state Egypt: NGOs under attack

While Egyptian authorities have visibly clamped down on political dissent, less well-known is the suppression of civil society deemed a ...

The New Arab & agencies

UN chief concerned by arrest of Egyptian rights lawyer

UN chief Ban Ki-moon expressed concern on Wednesday over the arrest of a prominent Egyptian human rights lawyer, warning authorities in Cairo against progressively shutting down freedom of expression.

The New Arab

Prominent Egypt women's rights activist arrested as crackdown intensifies

Egyptian police arrested prominent activist and rights lawyer Azza Soliman on Wednesday after banning her from travel.

Teresa Mayr

The danger of being a lawyer in Egypt

Comment: Lawyers are increasingly coming under attack as the human rights situation in Egypt sinks to new depths, says Teresa Mayr.

Lana Asfour

Keeping power in check: this week in human rights

Blog: A weekly digest of the main human rights issues across the Arab world: week 4-10 April, 2015.

HRW: Egyptian police killed Shaimaa al-Sabbagh

Al-Araby al-Jadeed

HRW: Egyptian police killed Shaimaa al-Sabbagh

A report released by a human rights organisation affirms the Egyptian police is responsible for the killing of young socialist activist, Shaimaa ...

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