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Marine Le Pen praised 'model' state Egypt for its alleged fight against 'radical Islam' in an interview with Egyptian state media.

Comment: The Egyptian and French presidents are attempting to control the meaning of Islam to enact their domestic, authoritarian agendas, writes Sam Hamad.

Rights group: Egyptian court extends activist’s detention

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Rights group: Egyptian court extends activist’s detention

Patrick George Zaki, formerly a gender rights researcher at the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR), has had his detention extended by a month and a half.

Macron refuses to bring up human rights with Sisi

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Macron refuses to bring up human rights with Sisi

French President Emmanuel Macron has refused to discuss human rights issues with Egyptian leader Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, despite increasing and ...

Egypt court upholds asset freeze of 3 rights workers

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Egypt court upholds asset freeze of 3 rights workers

The decision did not apparently cover EIPR's assets as an entity.

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'Chilling rise' of executions in Egypt, Amnesty warns

Amnesty International has noted an alarming increase in executions in Egypt, and it has prompted calls for an end to the death penalty.

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Egypt orders release of rights activists after global pressure

A security and juridical source told AFP that three staff of a high-profile Egyptian rights group were ordered released by the country's public ...

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'Emily in Paris' star wishes Egyptian activist happy birthday

'I'm thinking of you,' actor William Abadie said in the video message to jailed human rights advocate Karim Ennarah.

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Scarlett Johansson urges Egypt to release imprisoned rights activists

The American actress urged authorities to release activists from the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EiPR) in a video posted ...

Rise in executions reveals 'human rights crisis' in Egypt

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Rise in executions reveals 'human rights crisis' in Egypt

Egypt has embarked on an execution spree in recent months, putting scores of people to death.

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Veteran Egyptian human rights activist dies of Covid-19

Hafez Abu Seada, a co-founder of the Egyptian Organisation for Human Rights who was arrested several times by the regime of former President ...

Sisi intensifies human rights crackdown as Biden era nears

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Sisi intensifies human rights crackdown as Biden era nears

In-depth: As the countdown to the end of a friendly Trump administration begins, Sisi's crackdown on human rights defenders is testing the ...

UN 'very concerned' over Egypt arrest of rights workers

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UN 'very concerned' over Egypt arrest of rights workers

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

Egypt rights defender held in solitary confinement

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Egypt rights defender held in solitary confinement

The founder of EIPR said Gasser Abdel Razak was being 'deliberately singled out' for inhumane and degrading treatment.

Egypt adds leading activist, politician to terror watch list

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Egypt adds leading activist, politician to terror watch list

The ruling last week includes a travel ban and freeze on assets for three years. The decision may be appealed within 60 days.

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US senators urge Egypt to release detained Coptic activist

Senators Thom Tills and Chris Coons have called on Egypt to release Ramy Kamel or give him a free and fair trial.

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Egypt hits back at critics of rights group arrests

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

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Why you should care about the arrests in Egypt

More than 60,000 political prisoners have been incarcerated since Fattah al-Sisi’s power grab in 2013.

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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.

Biden and Sisi: A favourite dictator no more?

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Biden and Sisi: A favourite dictator no more?

Analysis: While Biden has criticised Trump's support for Sisi, the president-elect has a mixed legacy when it comes to supporting human rights ...

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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 ...

Egypt rights group says another staff member arrested

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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

Egypt arrests office manager of leading 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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