Human rights in Egypt
The state of human rights in Egypt remains poor due to repressive policies and brutal government crackdowns.
Freedom House, the "independent watchdog organization that supports the expansion of fr...
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Women should undergo virginity tests before enrolling at universities – Egyptian MP
All women attempting to enter a university should be forced to undergo a virginity test, the results of which would be submitted to their parents, an Egyptian MP has urged.
BBC News Al Jazeera trial Amal Clooney urges pardon for journalists
The lawyer for one of three al-Jazeera journalists sentenced to three years in prison in Egypt has called on President al-Sisi to pardon the men. Amal Clooney, who represents Canadian-Egyptian Mohamed...
Internet censorship in Egypt
The Internet in Egypt is built upon a various infrastructure, including widespread broadband Internet access via ADSL. Internet freedom in Egypt under the rule of Hosni Mubarak was rated as only "part...
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Kosheh Martyrs
21 Coptic Christians were the victims of a massacre in el-Kosheh village in Upper Egypt, located 450 kilometres south of Cairo, on Sunday 2 January 2000. The Coptic Christians killed in this incident ...
LGBT rights in Egypt
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) rights in Egypt face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents.Egyptian sexologist Heba Kotb estimates that 10% to 12% of the Egyptian populatio...
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Women should undergo virginity tests before enrolling at universities – Egyptian MP
All women attempting to enter a university should be forced to undergo a virginity test, the results of which would be submitted to their parents, an Egyptian MP has urged.
Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights or EIPR (Arabic: المبادرة المصرية للحقوق الشخصية‎) is an independent Egyptian human rights organization, established in 2002. It is a Cairo-based ...
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Alaa Abd El-Fattah
Alaa Abd El-Fattah (Arabic: علاء أحمد سيف عبد الفتاح‎, [ʕæˈlæːʔ ˈæħmæd ˈseːf ʕæbdelfatˈtæːħ]; born 18 November 1981), also presented in English as Alaa Abdel Fattah, is an Egyptian blogger, ...
Alaa Abd El-Fattah - Wikipedia
2011 Imbaba church attacks
The 2011 Imbaba church attacks were a series of attacks that took place on 7 May 2011 against Coptic Christian churches in the poor working-class neighborhood of Imbaba in Cairo, Egypt. The attacks we...
Hoda Shaarawi
Huda (or Hoda) Sha`arawi (Arabic: هدى شعراوي‎, ALA-LC: Hudá Sha‘arāwī; June 23, 1879 – December 12, 1947) was a pioneering Egyptian feminist leader, nationalist, and founder of the Egy...
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Political accusations against the Baha'i Faith
Opponents of the Bahá'í Faith, especially (but not exclusively) certain Iranians, have accused the faith's followers of dual loyalty and of being involved with foreign or hostile powers. These accusat...
Wael Abbas
Wael Abbas (Arabic: وائل عباس‎, [ˈwæːʔel ʕæbˈbæːs])(Known for using offensive and rude statements within his blogs and writings) (born November 14, 1974 in Egypt) is an internationally renow...
Karim Alrawi
Karim Alrawi (Arabic كريم الراوي) is a writer born in Alexandria, Egypt. His family emigrated to England then to Canada. Alrawi graduated from University College London and the University of Mancheste...
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Freedom of religion in Egypt
Constitutionally, the freedom of belief is "absolute" and the practice of religious rites is provided in Egypt, although the Government places restrictions on these rights in practice. Islam is the of...
Prostitution in Egypt
Prostitution in Egypt is illegal. Police department officially combats prostitution but, like almost all other countries, prostitution exists in Egypt. The prostitutes in Egypt are Egyptian, Russian,...
Ali Sadek Abou-Heif
Ali Sadek Abou-Heif is an Egyptian human rights scholar, described as one of the leading specialists in international public law and human rights in Egypt and more generally in the Arab world. He was ...
Ali Sadek Abou-Heif - Wikipedia
Egyptian nationality law
The Egyptian nationality law is based on a mixture the principles of Jus sanguinis and Jus soli with some alterations. In other words both place of birth and Egyptian parentage are relevant for determ...
Persecution of Copts
Copts (Coptic: ⲟⲩⲣⲉⲙ'ⲛⲭⲏⲙⲓ 'ⲛ'Ⲭⲣⲏⲥⲧⲓ'ⲁⲛⲟⲥ ou.Remenkīmi en.Ekhristianos, literally: Egyptian Christian) are native Egyptian Christians, usually Orthodox, who currently make up around 10 to 20% of the ...
Statements about the persecution of Bahá'ís
The persecution of Bahá'ís refers to the religious persecution of Bahá'ís in various countries, especially in Iran, the location of one of the largest Bahá'í populations in the world. The Bahá'í Faith...
Egyptian Centre for Women's Rights
The Egyptian Centre for Women's Rights (ECWR) is a civil, independent, non-governmental, non-partisan, not-for-profit organization in Egypt. It supports Egyptian woman in obtaining full rights and equ...