Since the beginning of the attacks on demonstrators last Saturday, November 19th, the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) has recorded at least 383 arrests in Cairo alone, an
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We the undersigned, in our capacity as rights organizations, social movements, and political forces, announce our strong condemnation of the detention of the activist Alaa Abdel Fattah.
On Tuesday the 26th July, the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) filed a complaint with the Public Prosecutor concerning the illegal detention of Amr Gharbeia, its Technology and Freedoms Progra Officer, at the hands of three people wh
On June 6, a pair of police officers entered an Alexandria Internet cafe and began asking for the identification documents of everyone present.
Forty seven international, regional and national civil society organisations – including ARTICLE 19, the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies and the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights – have written to Member States of the UN Human Right
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) today regretted the ruling on 3 January by an administrative court to uphold a new decision banning students who wear the niqab, or full face veil, from sitting for exams in public universities.
This report offers the collective testimony of the Forum for Independent Human Rights NGOs on the human rights situation in Egypt. Although the report focuses on the last four years, it relies on the products of nearly a quarter century of human rights advocacy and activism, both on the ground and in the legal arena. Since this report cannot document all the pertinent developments and abuses witnessed during the period under review, it will focus on those events and cases that are broadly indicative of the major problems and obstacles preventing Egyptians from exercising rights upheld by international human rights treaties that have been ratified by the Egyptian government.
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) today welcomed the report of the State Commissioners Authority (Hay'at Qadaaya Al Dawla), presented to the Supreme Administrative Court (SAD) yesterday, 11 November.
El-Derini was arrested at his house on 22 March 2004 as part of a larger campaign of arrests that targeted a number of Egyptian Shi'a Muslims. While all the other detainees were released at a later stage, El-Derini has been in custody for 15 months now without ever being charged or even referred to prosecution.
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) called upon the head and the member of the newly elected board of the Press Syndicate today to set among their priorities citizens' right to protection of reputation, an inseparable component of t