Programs: Civil Liberties
The 6th of February of every year, marks the International Zero Tolerance Day of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). In accordance, the FGM Task Force - which is composed of Egyptian feminist and Human Rights organizations fighting FGM-, urges the Egyptian State to take drastic measures and exhibit full commitment to end this violation and protect young girls from the risk of undergoing FGM.
The human rights crisis in Egypt has persisted and even worsened over the last three years, as confirmed by the mid-term report submitted by the Egyptian Taskforce for Human Rights* to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) mechanism at the United Nations, titled ‘A Crisis by Design: The Systematic Nature of Human Rights Violations in Egypt’.
New EIPR report: President must abolish unfair emergency court verdict against Aboul Fotouh, Al Qassas and Moaz Al-Sharqawi
Today, January 19, 2023, EIPR issued a report titled “Conviction without Evidence: The Unfair Trial of Abu Al-Fotouh, Al-Qassas, and Moaz Al-Sharqawi,” in which it called for the abolition of the lengthy prison sentences issued in Emergency State Security case 1059 of 2021 against 25 defendants, including former presidential candidate and head of the Strong Egypt Party, Abdel-Moneim Aboul Fotouh (15 years), his deputy, Mohammed Al-Qassas (ten years), and former student leader, Moaz al-Sharqawi (ten years).
After three trials that ended with his acquittal: Samer El-Desouki was “rotated” for the fourth time on the same charge before the State Security Prosecution
Officials obstruct restoration of Church of the Virgin and St. Samuel in Beheira, EIPR calls for the arrest of violent attackers
Confirming the sentence of one year with labor of Youssef Hani for charges of insulting Islam. EIPR calls for stopping trials for contempt of religion
“Exclusively for Adherents of “Divinely Revealed Religions?” EIPR launches the second paper of its study on the roots of the term "divine religions"
Today, EIPR released an article titled “Exclusively for Adherents of Divinely Revealed Religions?
Allocating cemeteries for the burial of Baha’i Egyptians: the administrative judiciary refuses in Port Said, and the Supreme Administrative Court supports the refusal in Alexandria