Press Releases & News

Press Release27 Apr 2009

The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) today welcomed the adoption by the People’s Assembly of the “Law for the Care of Mental Patients” on 26 April 2009, following six months of parliamentary debates.

Press Release6 Jan 2009

Egypt's Supreme State Security Emergency Court today issued a final ruling ordering the release of detained Qur'ani blogger Reda Abdel-Rahman, who has been in administrative detention under the Emergency Law since October 2008 on the grounds of hi

Press Release30 Oct 2008

The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) today called for the immediate release of Reda Abdel-Rahman, a 32-year old blogger who was detained by the Ministry of Interior on 27 October for being a "Qur'ani"*. EIPR law

Press Release6 Aug 2008

Reconciliation efforts following the armed assault on the Abu Fana Coptic monastery in Minya last May must not lead to impunity for the perpetrators of serious abuses, the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) warned today.

Press Release21 Jul 2008

The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) today issued its second quarterly report on freedom of religion and belief in Egypt, documenting developments in the area of religious freedom during the months of April, May and June of 2008.

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