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Regional and International Relations
Egypt Condemns Turkey’s Comments on Latest Death Sentences to Brotherhood Leaders
Aswat Masriya reports.
More Egyptians Return from Libya, Yemen
“Twenty-five Egyptians returned from Yemen, and 189 from Libya on Sunday.”
Egypt and Yemen Fifty-Three Years Later
Yasmin Farouk analyzes the reasons behind Egypt’s participation in the Saudi-led military operation in Yemen.
US Encourages Egypt to ‘Redress’ Soltan’s Life Imprisonment
Mahmoud Mostafa reports on the United States’ reaction to the life sentence that an Egyptian-American activist received.
Human Rights and Legal Institutions
Egypt’s Prosecutor-General Denies Torture Inside Abu Zaabal Prison
Prosecutor-General Hisham Barakat denies that Abu Zaabal prisoners face torture and mistreatment.
A Legal Analysis of Egypt`s Military Judiciary
Yussef Auf unpacks the political and legal reasons behind referring defendants to military courts.
Fighting the Losing Battle
Hiba Afify writes on the challenges human rights lawyers face in Egypt’s courts. For further reading on the topic, read Ragad Saad’s article: “The War on Egypt’s Human Rights Defenders.”
Easter Celebrations Tainted by Attacks on Copts during Holy Week
Mai Shams El-Din writes on the rise of sectarian attacks against Egyptian Copts ahead of Easter celebrations.
At Least One Dead as Ship Carrying 200 Migrants Sinks off Mediterranean Coast
Mada Masr reports that a ship carrying 200 migrants sinks off the Mediterranean coast killing one person.
Update: Mohamed Soltan`s Lawyer to Appeal Life Sentence; Unknown if Hunger Strike Will Continue
Mada Masr reports on the developments on the life sentence issued on Egyptian-American activist Mohamed Soltan.
Breaking Down the Death Penalty
Pesha Magid provides statistics on death penalty sentences in Egypt from 2011 to 2015 based on data gathered from various sources such as Amnesty International, Cornell University Law School research on global death penalty processes, and Mada Masr’s archives on the topic.
Province of Sinai Claims Attacks that Killed at Least Seven in Arish, Rafah
Mada Masr reports.
Al-Sisi’s Risky Economic Gamble: Egypt’s Challenge Lies in Its Present Reality, Not Its Potentiality
Mohamed Nassir argues that in order to reform the economy, Egypt has to engage society on the benefits of future projects and allocate resources to all sectors.
Reports and Opinions
Arab Autocracy & Revolution
Magid Mandour writes, “Until now, the struggle between autocrats and revolutionaries has been confined within national boundaries. But as the trend shifts towards a pooling of autocratic regimes’ resources, any future confrontation must be regional.”
Sisi Appoints Egyptian Anti-Corruption Czar
President al-Sisi appoints former head of Egypt’s Administrative Supervisory Authority Mohamed Omar Heiba as his anti-corruption advisor.
Reshuffle of Top Egyptian Military Officers
“Defense minister announces reshuffle of top army, navy and military intelligence officers,” Ahram Online reports. Click here to read the report in Arabic.
Amr Hamzawy demands the end of the war on Yemen in order for all side of the conflict reach a peaceful, political solution.
الخارجية: ارتفاع عدد المرحلين من اليمن إلى أكثر من 1300 مصري
Ministry of Foreign Affairs says number of Egyptians headed back from Yemen is over 1300.
النباية العامة تشكل فريق تحقيق في حادث انفجار قسم ثالث العريش بشمال سيناء
Prosecutor-General to form an investigation team on the explosion that hit Arish, Rafah on Sunday.
منظمات حقوقية تتضامن مع الأهالي والعمال في شكوى إلى مؤسسة التمويل الدولية ضد مصنع أسمنت "تيتان"
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights releases a joint statement on solidarity with families and workers harmed by the Alexandria Portland Cement Factory. Click here to read the statement in English.
تعليقًا على الاعتداءات الطائفية اﻷخيرة بالمنيا المبادرة المصرية للحقوق الشخصية تدين التعامل الأمني مع ملف اﻻعتداءات الطائفية وتطالب بتسهيل بناء وترميم الكنائس
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights releases a statement on the latest sectarian attacks in Minya. Click here to read the statement in English.
عودة إلى اتفاق سد النهضة
Ziad Baha El-Din writes on the political ramifications of the Renaissance Dam project agreement.
سفير مصر في اليمن: تدخّل قوّات بريّة يتوقّف على اعتبارات الأمن القوميّ المصريّ
Enas Hamid interviews Egypt’s ambassador to Yemen Youssef al-Sharqawy. This article is published in English.
هل يهدّد تفتيش المنظّمة البحريّة مشروع قناة السويس الجديدة؟
Ahmed Fouad wirtes, “As Egypt has failed to undergo voluntary trial inspections of its maritime works, ports and ships, the International Maritime Organization`s upcoming official inspections could negatively affect shipping in the Suez Canal.” This article is published in English.
خالد علي لـ"المونيتور": رغبة السيسي في السيطرة على الحكم تسبّبت في انحراف 30 يونيو/حزيران
Rami Galal interviews human rights lawyer Khalid Ali. This article is published in English.
ماذا لو أعدمت الدولة مُرشِد الإخوان؟
Omar Said poses a hypothetical question on the ramifications of carrying out the execution of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie. This article is published in English.
المنسيون في الأعياد - الجزء الأول
Fatima Ramadan writes on the hardships workers face.
بعد تصفية مؤسِّسِه.. ما هو مصير تنظيم "أجناد مصر"؟
Omar Said writes on the future of the terrorist group Ajnad Masr following the termination of its leader Humam Mohamed Atiya. This article is published in English.
Articles on Jadaliyya Egypt
`A Micro History of World Economics, Danced` in Cairo
Medrar TV reports on a dance performance titled: “A Micro History of World Economics” choreographed and directed by Pascal Rambert.