Human Rights Organizations

Number of blocked websites in Egypt reaches 133: AFTE
Egypt

Number of blocked websites in Egypt reaches 133: AFTE

Six more websites were blocked Sunday evening in Egypt, raising the total number of barred sites to¬†133. The additional sites¬†included…
UN experts decry Egypt’s crackdown on NGOs and human rights
Egypt

UN experts decry Egypt’s crackdown on NGOs and human rights

Egypt is closing down domestic non-governmental organisations and putting travel bans on their staff in order to obstruct scrutiny of…
10 NGOs denounce raiding rights organization
Egypt

10 NGOs denounce raiding rights organization

Ten human rights organizations denounced the raid of the Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights headquarters in the early hours of…
Human rights organizations condemn Suez trial verdicts
Egypt

Human rights organizations condemn Suez trial verdicts

Four human rights organizations have condemned last week's military trial of 63 civilians in Suez, which saw some defendants handed…
Rights organizations: Ruling against Saber is sign of religious dictatorship
Egypt

Rights organizations: Ruling against Saber is sign of religious dictatorship

Prominent human rights organizations described the ruling passed on Wednesday against activist and blogger Alber Saber as a message to…
Pakistan tells UN it protects rights, West disagrees
World

Pakistan tells UN it protects rights, West disagrees

Pakistan, plagued by Islamists militancy, sectarian violence and frequent disasters that push its people deeper into poverty, told the United…
Mubarak’s lawyer urges human rights groups to save deposed leader
Egypt

Mubarak’s lawyer urges human rights groups to save deposed leader

Hosni Mubarak is suffering from cardiac hypertrophy, a condition that makes it difficult for him to breathe, his lawyer told…
Army dropping military trials for civilians, but not exceptional courts
Egypt

Army dropping military trials for civilians, but not exceptional courts

After about a year during which more than 12,000 Egyptians were tried in military courts and activists waged a relentless…
Rights organizations reject meeting with deputy PM
Egypt

Rights organizations reject meeting with deputy PM

Egyptian rights organizations have refused to participate in a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Ali al-Selmy to protest what they…
Recently amended anti-NDP law could target revolutionaries
Egypt

Recently amended anti-NDP law could target revolutionaries

The military backed interim government has approved recent amendments to the controversial Treachery Law, which aims to prevent remnants of…
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