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Sisi responds to question about number of political detainees, enforced disappearances in Egypt
Egypt

Sisi responds to question about number of political detainees, enforced disappearances in Egypt

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi responded to a question from a foreign journalist about the criticism of the human rights situation…
Presidency forms committee to check cases of youth held pending investigations
Egypt

Presidency forms committee to check cases of youth held pending investigations

The president's media office has announced the formation of a committee to examine that cases of young people detained pending…
Politicians praise Sisi’s proposal on release of youth detainees
Egypt

Politicians praise Sisi’s proposal on release of youth detainees

Prominent opposition figure Medhat al-Zahid has praised President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for his proposal that young members of parliament should…
Court upholds decision to release ‘t-shirt detainee’ on LE1,000 bail
Egypt

Court upholds decision to release ‘t-shirt detainee’ on LE1,000 bail

Cairo Criminal Court has upheld a verdict ordering the release of a student commonly known as the "t-shirt detainee" and…
April 6 protests in Alexandria for release of political detainees
Egypt

April 6 protests in Alexandria for release of political detainees

  The April 6th Youth Movement's Ahmed Maher Front continued its week-long protest Tuesday in solidarity with detained activists. The…
Former political detainees, injured protesters demonstrate at presidential palace
Egypt

Former political detainees, injured protesters demonstrate at presidential palace

  Released political prisoners and protesters who were injured during the revolution staged a protest on Friday outside the Board…
Bill proposes amnesty for Mubarak-era political detainees
Egypt

Bill proposes amnesty for Mubarak-era political detainees

A People’s Assembly committee on Wednesday approved in principle a bill that would grant comprehensive amnesty to people suspected or…
Egypt’s activists warn army against torturing, detaining political prisoners
Egypt

Egypt’s activists warn army against torturing, detaining political prisoners

According to human rights organizations, thousands of political activists remain in detention with evidence that they’re being tortured.  Experts say…
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