The undersigned organizations call for an immediate, independent investigation into growing claims of the brutal torture and sexual assault of detainees held in prisons and police stations in Egypt after their arrest in demonstrations on January 2
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Cairo (31 December 2013) -- Egyptian rights organization today filed a formal request with the Attorney General demanding an immediate investigation into the broadcasting of private telephone conversations by a TV talk show host.
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights released a detailed comment on the draft constitution, issued by the Fifty-member committee (the 2013 constitution), which will be put to a public referendum in mid-January 2014.
(Cairo, December 10, 2013) – Thirteen Egyptian and international human rights organizations called on the Egyptian authorities today, on international Human Rights Day, to acknowledge, and seriously and thoroughly investigate the killing of up to
The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights has recently declared admissible a case arising out of the sexual assault on female protesters who were detained in military prisons in Cairo in March 2011.
The undersigned organizations are deeply concerned about the deteriorating health conditions of refugees detained in Alexandria who require urgent medical care, among them at least two children (ages 6 and 14) and one woman who are in grave condit
The undersigned organizations deplore attempts made by the interim government to pass a law on the "regulation of the right to hold public meetings, processions and peaceful demonstrations in public places".
The undersigned organizations deplore attempts made by the interim government to pass a law on the “regulation of the right to hold public meetings, processions and peaceful demonstrations in public places”.
The undersigned organizations are extremely concerned about Minister of Industry and Trade Mounir Fakhri Abd al-Nour’s promotion of coal as an alternative to natural gas in cement and ceramic factories.
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights condemns the six-month suspended prison sentence handed down to journalist Mohamed Sabry yesterday, 3 November 2013, by the North Sinai Misdemeanor Military Court.
On 2 November 2013, the EIPR filed a complaint with the Public Prosecutor asking for a speedy investigation into the death of Shaker Mohamed Shaker in the Qanater police station.
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights and the Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression condemned the arrest of 21 women ages 15 to 22, among them 12 minors, who formed a human chain on the Alexandria corniche on Thursday morning.
The undersigned rights organizations call upon the Egyptian cabinet to reject the counter-terrorism bill that was recently presented by the Interior Ministry.
The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights has decided to be seized of a case initiated by the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) against Sudan following its failure to address violations arising from the construction of the M
In a press conference held today, the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights issued a new report, “Besieging Freedom of Thought : Defamation of Religion Cases in Two Years of the Revolution.” The report examines the increasing attacks on citizens
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights today renewed its warnings about the gravity of the wave of sectarian violence that has swept Egypt over the last few weeks and took a more severe turn with the dispersal of the sit-ins of supporters of
Q: What were the charges against Mubarak?
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The undersigned rights organizations condemn the use of excessive force yesterday by the security authorities when dispersing the sit-in by the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) and its supporters at Rabia al-Adawiya Square in the Cairo governorate and Nahd
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights today asked the public prosecutor to open an independent, urgent investigation into the failure of the security forces to assume their legal duty to secure demonstrations and protect the lives of demonst
The undersigned organizations express their grave concern regarding the increasing sectarian violence which has targeted Christians and their churches since the uprising of June 30. These organizations strongly condemn the rhetoric employed by le