Press Releases & News

Press Release29 Dec 2007

(Cairo, December 29, 2007) – Five Egyptian and international human rights organizations today called on President Hosni Mubarak to authorize an independent judicial inquiry into the December 30, 2005 police assault on Sudanese protestors – refugee

Press Release2 Dec 2007

The Ministry of Interior released Egyptian Shi’ite activist Mohamed El-Derini yesterday after two months in administrative detention under the Emergency Law, the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) and the Hisham Mubara

Press Release25 Jul 2007

The new anti-terrorism law will lead to a further deterioration in the human rights situation in Egypt unless it contains sufficient safeguards for the protection of human rights and personal freedoms, warned the Egyptian Initiative for Personal R

Press Release15 Jul 2007

The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) today reiterated its call for the immediate release of five men held in administrative detention since late last May because of their religious views.

Press Release9 Jun 2007

The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) welcomed the legal precedent established today by the Supreme Administrative Court's ruling that a complete ban on the right of a Muslim woman to don the niqab, a veil covering the whole face exce

Press Release16 Dec 2006

Egypt's Supreme Administrative Court today found the government may not recognize the Bahai'i faith in official identification documents, leaving Baha'i Egyptian citizens unable to obtain necessary documents that must include a citizen's religion,