human rights

Egyptian NGO organizes training for Senate vote observers ‘to ensure professional monitoring’

Mon, 20 Jul 2020 - 08:26 GMT

The Egyptian Coalition for Human Rights and Development (ECHRD) has organized a training course for observers of the Senate elections, set to be held in August, with the participation of representatives of 25 non-governmental organizations.

United Nations commends Egypt's efforts to eradicate FGM

Tue, 16 Jun 2020 - 11:49 GMT

On The National Day to Eradicate FGM that takes place on June 15, the United Nations in Egypt commended the efforts deployed by the country to combat the inhumane practice.

Libyan Tripoli's interim government militias torture Egyptian expats

Mon, 15 Jun 2020 - 05:54 GMT

Chair of the Human Rights Committee at the House of Speakers requested that the lower chamber issues a statement in response to the violations committed against Egyptians in Libya.

Egyptian LGBT rights activist dies by suicide in Canada after 'failing to survive'

Sun, 14 Jun 2020 - 03:29 GMT

Sarah Hegazi, an Egyptian communist and human rights activist known for defending the LGBT rights, is believed to have taken her own life in Canada. She left a handwritten message saying “I tried to survive and I failed.”

Egypt’s National Women Council hails decision to cancel pretrial detention for minor

Wed, 10 Jun 2020 - 09:31 GMT

The Attorney General ordered replacing pretrial detention for a TikTok influencer who is accused of “inciting immorality” with house arrest in a center hosting and securing battered women.

Egypt replies to UNHRC on 372 human rights recommendations

Thu, 12 Mar 2020 - 06:29 GMT

Egypt replied to 372 recommendations by the United Nations Human Rights Council during its participation in Geneva-held 43rd Regular Session of the Human Rights Council (UNHRC) activities.

Egypt’s human rights delegation takes part in 43rd Session of HRC

Mon, 09 Mar 2020 - 03:41 GMT

Egypt’s participation would last until March 14, said head of the National Society for Rights and Freedoms Walid Farouk in the statement.

NCHR: Egypt has successful, unique experience in combating illegal immigration

Mon, 02 Mar 2020 - 04:28 GMT

NCHR president explained the illegal immigration's ways in Africa and the reasons for it, including climate change and terrorism.

Human rights constitute important component of Egypt's development strategy

Tue, 25 Feb 2020 - 12:51 GMT

This came during Gamal el-Din's speech at the 43rd session of the Human Rights Council, which is currently being held in Geneva, Switzerland.

South Europe at risk of militants infiltration: think tank

Sun, 23 Feb 2020 - 03:45 GMT

The Terrorism and Human Rights Observatory speculated that militants defeated in Idlib would flee to southern Europe.

Video: Foreign media reporters meet Cairo prison inmates, feedback positive

Sun, 23 Feb 2020 - 03:29 GMT

A number of correspondents from foreign media platforms, including the Associated Press (AP) visited Egypt's El-Marg General Prison, in the northeast of the capital, Cairo, to check human rights situation and speak with the inmates, the Interior Ministry

Muslim Brotherhood formed 13 terrorist groups in Egypt: NGO

Tue, 18 Feb 2020 - 11:42 GMT

An Egyptian human rights group issued a report on Monday stating that the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group is behind establishing 13 armed movements that carried out terrorist attacks in Egypt between 2013 and 2019.

Egypt’s NGO calls on UN to designate MB as terrorist group

Thu, 13 Feb 2020 - 02:51 GMT

The forum strongly condemned the attempted terror attack on a military concentration in North Sinai, in which Brigadier Mostafa Abido was killed.

Foreign media reporters visit Egypt’s Tora prisons, talk to inmates

Wed, 12 Feb 2020 - 08:16 GMT

Correspondents from foreign media platforms visited the Tora prison complex south of Cairo, known for housing many inmates over terrorism-related charges, according to a statement by the Egyptian Ministry of Interior published on Wednesday.

Egyptian NGO sheds light on illegal migration, Turkey’s abuses

Sun, 26 Jan 2020 - 01:48 GMT

An Egyptian human rights group is set to publish its first report on illegal immigration later on Sunday, months after President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said not even a case of illegal immigration has been recorded in Egypt since September 2016.

New Qatari law final nail in coffin of freedom of expression: Maat

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 - 03:04 GMT

Qatar has issued a new legislation eliminating the "last outlet" for freedom of expression, criminalizing any speech or act that contradicts "Doha's policy," an Egyptian human rights organization said in a Thursday statement.

Turkey arrested hundreds of reporters over opinion: human rights official

Sun, 19 Jan 2020 - 11:17 GMT

Turkey has closed 200 media platforms over the past six years, and has arrested hundreds of journalists over criticizing President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Egyptian human rights official said.

Nearly 10,000 Turkish citizens forcibly disappeared: Egyptian NGO

Thu, 26 Dec 2019 - 11:10 GMT

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had violated human rights of the Turkish people as nearly 10,000 citizens had been forcibly disappeared, the largest number worldwide, Egypt’s United National Organization for Human Rights said.

Chinese envoy to Cairo comments on allegations about Uighur

Tue, 24 Dec 2019 - 03:50 GMT

Chinese Ambassador to Cairo Liao Liqiang held a press conference on Monday to comment on reports on alleged torture of Uighur Muslims in China.

Italian anti-death penalty delegation visits Marg Prison

Wed, 18 Dec 2019 - 05:23 GMT

Delegations from Hands off Cain, an anti-death penalty organization based in Brussels, and the Arab Organization for Human Rights visited Marg Prison in Qalyubia Wednesday.