Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights

Type: Organization
Name: Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 1 reports

Endowments ministry inspectors granted right of civilian arrests

The Ministry of Endowments received an approval from the justice ministry on Sunday to grant the first batch of endowments inspectors the right to arrest any civilian who violates religious speech law and regulations inside mosques.(Photo from The Ministry ... [Published Daily Star Egypt - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

Egyptian Lawyers Under Threat

By Carolyn GrecoTwenty four defendants charged with violating Egypt’s controversial protest law may hear a verdict on October 26, according to a ruling today in a Cairo court. Prominent human rights lawyer Yara Sallam is among the defendants. Both the ... [Published Human Rights First - Oct 17 2014]
Entities: Abuse, Human Rights, Threat
First reported Oct 08 2014 - Updated Oct 08 2014 - 1 reports

EGYPT: Legal Retaliation against Egypt’s Human Rights Defenders Must Stop!

JOINT STATEMENT ( English / العربية )Legal Retaliation against Egypt’s Human Rights Defenders Must Stop!Brussels, 8 October 2014The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN) together with the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, ... [Published Fidh - Oct 08 2014]
First reported Oct 05 2014 - Updated Oct 06 2014 - 2 reports

The obliteration of civil society in Egypt

If the NGO law is passed and enforced, human rights groups will have to request permission from the government to collect and document the human rights violations committed by the government. Egypt’s  second evaluation  is scheduled for October 2014. ... [Published open Democracy News Analysis - - Oct 06 2014]
First reported Oct 01 2014 - Updated Oct 01 2014 - 1 reports

How politics and unrest are changing religious life in Egypt

CAIRO — The call to prayer rings out over Sherif El-Sabbahy’s neighborhood just before noon, echoing across the urban landscape, drowning out the honking traffic and the chatter of the street market. From his window, El-Sabbahy, 20, can see the stream ... [Published Daily American - Oct 01 2014]
Entities: Religion, Islam, Egypt
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 2 reports

Egypt: 10 Urgent Measures to End Violence Against Women in the Public Sphere

Source: Fédération Internationale des Ligues des Droits de I'HommeCountry: Egypt Joint Statement Women in Egypt are subjected to daily sexual harassment and assault on the streets, on public transport and in the workplace. The attacks against female ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 27 2014 - Updated Sep 27 2014 - 1 reports

Grindr Sounds Alarm on Egypt's Antigay Witch Hunt

Hooking up as a gay man in Egypt has long been a potentially dangerous proposition. But as of today, connecting through the mobile app Grindr in the Mideast's most populous Muslim country officially comes with a warning label, informing users that authorities ... [Published Gay.com - Sep 27 2014]
Entities: Egypt, LGBT, Gay, Witchcraft
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 2 reports

Cairo accused of using detention to silence opponents

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt: In his white prison uniform, Sherif Farag (pictured), was forced to present his thesis behind bars where he spent months without trial, a procedure Egypt’s government is accused of using to silence its opponents.Farag, a lecturer’s ... [Published Qatar Peninsula - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

Proposed amendments to Prisons’ Law ‘disappointing’: EIPR

The Ministry of Interior’s proposed amendments to prisons’ legislation “are disappointing”, the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights said in a statement Wednesday.The group added that the amendments were “far from meeting Egyptian constitutional guarantees ... [Published Daily Star Egypt - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 1 reports

Amnesty International demands release of Egyptian protest law activists

Crowds run from tear gas fired during an anti-protest law demonstration on 21 June (AFP)Amnesty International has called for the release of more than 20 demonstrators, including two prominent female activists, who were detained in June for defying Egypt's ... [Published Middle East Eye - Sep 13 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 3 reports

Egyptian Human Rights Activists to Appear in Court Saturday

Washington, D.C.   – Human Rights First today said that the ongoing trial of 23 people who are being prosecuted for violating Egypt's anti-protest law is evidence that Egypt is not on a path toward becoming a stable democracy that upholds human rights ... [Published Human Rights First - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 05 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 2 reports

Syria - Syria: Free Prominent Rights Defenders : Verdict scheduled in charges before Anti-Terrorism Court

(Geneva, September 5, 2014) –The Syrian government should immediately and unconditionally release the arbitrarily detained human rights defender Mazen Darwish and his colleagues Hani Al-Zitani and Hussein Ghareer , 79 organizations said today. ... [Published Reporters Without Borders - Sep 05 2014]

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...From a human rights perspective, this is "alarming” because the government doesn’t have the money or the manpower to enforce religious restrictions nationwide. So, in practice, Sisi’s plan to unify religion is quickly becoming a tool to smother dissent."
..." Below that is a warning that reads, "Egypt is arresting LGBT people, and police may be posing as LGBT on social media to entrap you. Please be careful about arranging meetings with people you don't know, and be careful about posting anything that might reveal your identity."
"Najwa," a refugee who asked to use a pseudonym, was on that boat. She told Al-Monitor,  "I paid 20,000 Egyptian pounds [$2,800] to the smugglers, but each nationality was paying a different price." Najwa added that the smugglers running the trip were of different nationalities: Egyptian, Libyan and  Palestinian
"The number of violent clashes being investigated is vast, and so it takes a long time" the official told AFP on condition of anonymity, acknowledging that some of those in jail could be there by "mistake"

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Endowments ministry inspectors granted right of... [Published Daily Star Egypt - Oct 20 2014]
Egyptian Lawyers Under Threat [Published Human Rights First - Oct 17 2014]
Egypt's Resurgent Authoritarianism: It's a Way ... [Published Carnegie Endowment - Oct 09 2014]
EGYPT: Legal Retaliation against Egypt’s Human ... [Published Fidh - Oct 08 2014]
The obliteration of civil society in Egypt [Published open Democracy News Analysis - - Oct 06 2014]
Egyptian draft law set to criminalise the activ... [Published Middle East Eye - Oct 05 2014]
How politics and unrest are changing religious ... [Published Daily American - Oct 01 2014]
Egypt: 10 Urgent Measures to End Violence Again... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Sep 29 2014]
Egypt: 10 Urgent Measures to End Violence Again... [Published Fidh - Sep 29 2014]
EIPR criticises Coptic Church for drafting stat... [Published Daily Star Egypt - Sep 29 2014]
Saudi Arabia, Montenegro, Ivory Coast to head U... [Published Daily Star Egypt - Sep 27 2014]
Grindr Sounds Alarm on Egypt's Antigay Witch Hunt [Published Gay.com - Sep 27 2014]
For migrants fleeing war, a perilous Mediterran... [Published Christian Science Monitor - Sep 25 2014]
Smugglers threw asylum seekers into Mediterranean [Published Palestine News Network - Sep 22 2014]
Cairo accused of using detention to silence opp... [Published Qatar Peninsula - Sep 19 2014]
Egypt Accused of Using Detention to Silence Opp... [Published Naharnet - Sep 19 2014]
Smugglers threw asylum seekers into Mediterranean [Published AlMonitor - Sep 18 2014]
Wary of Salafists, Egypt expands control over m... [Published AlMonitor - Sep 18 2014]
Proposed amendments to Prisons’ Law ‘disappoint... [Published Daily Star Egypt - Sep 18 2014]
Desperate Syrian refugees risk all in bid to re... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Sep 18 2014]
Activists to Remain in Custody Amid Trial Postp... [Published AllAfrica.com - Sep 15 2014]
Amnesty International demands release of Egypti... [Published Middle East Eye - Sep 13 2014]
Shura Council defendants to hunger strike again... [Published Daily Star Egypt - Sep 13 2014]
Egyptian Human Rights Activists to Appear in Co... [Published Human Rights First - Sep 12 2014]
Amnesty calls on Egypt to release protesters ar... [Published Daily Star Egypt - Sep 12 2014]
Egypt: Release women’s rights defender, protest... [Published Amnesty International - Sep 12 2014]
Syria - Syria: Free Prominent Rights Defenders ... [Published Reporters Without Borders - Sep 05 2014]
Syria - Syria: Free Prominent Rights Defenders [Published Reporters Without Borders - Sep 05 2014]
Human Rights Council Should Address... [Published AllAfrica.com - Sep 01 2014]
Egypt yet to help persecuted Christians [Published Town Hall - Aug 26 2014]
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Egypt: 10 Urgent Measures to End Violence Again... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Sep 29 2014]
Source: Fédération Internationale des Ligues des Droits de I'HommeCountry: Egypt Joint Statement Women in Egypt are subjected to daily sexual harassment and assault on the streets, on public transport and in the workplace. The attacks against female ...
Pride At Home And Prejudice Abroad [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Jul 01 2014]
Reflecting on Pride Day, Reverend Gene Robinson, the recently retired IX Episcopal Bishop of New Hampshire,  insists  that America has a duty to help provide safe haven for oppressed gays abroad: The LGBT people I know are horrified at what is happening ...
Syrian Arab Republic: Free Prominent Rights Def... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - May 27 2014]
Source: Amnesty, World Organisation Against Torture, Institute for War and Peace Reporting, Reporters sans Frontières, Human Rights Watch, International Media Support, Women's International League for Peace and FreedomCountry: Syrian Arab Republic Armed ...
Syrian Arab Republic: Groups Call for ICC Referral [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - May 15 2014]
Source: Human Rights WatchCountry: Syrian Arab Republic (New York) – Over one hundred civil society groups from around the world issued the following statement today to urge the United Nations Security Council to approve a resolution to refer the situation ...
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