Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights

Type: Organization
Name: Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 17 hours ago - 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 - 17 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 23 hours ago - 1 reports

EIPR criticises Coptic Church for drafting statue in closed session

.(AFP File Photo)The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) criticised the Coptic Church for drafting a new statute for the election of the Coptic Pope and the Patriarch during “closed, non-transparent consultations” in a study published on S ... [Published Daily Star Egypt - 23 hours ago]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 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 - 1 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 09 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 1 reports

Worshippers grow weary in battle over Egypt's mosques

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 Los Angeles Daily News - Sep 09 2014]
Entities: Religion, Islam, Egypt
First reported Sep 08 2014 - Updated Sep 08 2014 - 1 reports

Arrests made after Egyptian “gay wedding”

SEVEN men have been arrested in Egypt following the emergence of a video which purportedly showed a gay wedding ceremony taking place within the country.The men were arrested on Saturday after being identified from the video which was uploaded to website ... [Published Sydney Star Observer - Sep 08 2014]
First reported Sep 06 2014 - Updated Sep 06 2014 - 1 reports

Ministry of Endowments warns against politically-affiliated religious NGOs

The Ministry of Religious Endowments said on Saturday that the presence of religious NGOs with a political agenda is considered a threat to the stability of the country.In a statement the ministry said that the country is currently suffering from “the ... [Published Daily Star Egypt - Sep 06 2014]
First reported Sep 05 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 3 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]
First reported Sep 02 2014 - Updated Sep 02 2014 - 1 reports

Egypt's Transitional Injustice

Yara Sallam, the transitional justice officer at the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, was arrested on June 21 a block away from a Cairo protest march against a draconian law that effectively bans demonstrations. Under the law, in effect since ... [Published Huffington Post - Sep 02 2014]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 02 2014 - 1 reports

Labour Law amendments do not meet workers’ aspirations: Rights campaign

A campaign titled “Towards a Fair Labour Law” has been launched, demanding better work environment for workers.(Photo from Aswat Masriya/File)The draft Labour Law presented by the Ministry of Manpower, which has been finalised in early August, does not ... [Published Daily Star Egypt - Sep 01 2014]

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..." 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 previous version of the law restricted preventive detention to a maximum of six months, after which a suspect was either released or referred to trial" said rights lawyer Gamal Eid

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Egypt: 10 Urgent Measures to End Violence Again... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 17 hours ago]
Egypt: 10 Urgent Measures to End Violence Again... [Published Fidh - 19 hours ago]
EIPR criticises Coptic Church for drafting stat... [Published Daily Star Egypt - 23 hours ago]
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]
Worshippers grow weary in battle over Egypt's m... [Published Los Angeles Daily News - Sep 09 2014]
Arrests made after Egyptian “gay wedding” [Published Sydney Star Observer - Sep 08 2014]
Ministry of Endowments warns against politicall... [Published Daily Star Egypt - Sep 06 2014]
Tilting Downward [analysis] [Published Individual.com - Sep 05 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]
Syria: Free Prominent Rights Defenders [Published Fidh - Sep 05 2014]
Egypt’s Fatwa Against Tinder [Published Daily Beast - Sep 03 2014]
Egypt's Transitional Injustice [Published Huffington Post - Sep 02 2014]
Arab League should postpone action to establish... [Published Fidh - Sep 02 2014]
Labour Law amendments do not meet workers’ aspi... [Published Daily Star Egypt - Sep 01 2014]
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Egypt: 10 Urgent Measures to End Violence Again... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 17 hours ago]
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 ...
Court Sentence 529 Muslim Brotherhood Supports ... [Published Impunity Watch - Mar 24 2014]
By Kathryn Maureen Ryan Impunity Watch Reporter, Middle East CAIRO, Egypt – In the largest mass death sentence to be handed by a court in modern Egyptian history 529 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood have been sentenced to death, charged with ...
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