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by: Amnesty International 2006-7-9

Amnesty International today called on the Egyptian government to ensure that a new law on terrorism currently being drafted does not entrench powers that have facilitated torture, unfair trials and other grave human rights violations under Egypt’s long running state of emergency.
The organization sent a memorandum to President Hosni Mubarak highlighting its con..

by: Amnesty International 2007-1-6

The Egyptian authorities are preparing to forcibly return the four Tunisian nationals listed above, and could do so at any time. If returned to Tunisia they would be in grave danger of torture. They are held at the al-Khalifa detention centre, in the capital, Cairo. They have not been charged with any offence. Five other Tunisian nationals are reported to have been forcibly returned on 4 Januar..

by: Amnesty International 2007-3-21

Amnesty International today called on Egyptian members of parliament to reject proposed amendments to the country’s constitution, which the organisation described as the most serious undermining of human rights safeguards in Egypt since the state of emergency was re-imposed in 1981.

The appeal came as the Egyptian Parliament prepared to approve this Sunday amendments to 34 articles of t..



by: Amnesty International 2007-4-11

Amnesty International condemns Egypt’s record on torture and illegal detention in a new report, and calls on other countries to abandon diplomatic "no torture" deals with Cairo. Egypt’s record on torture recently made headlines after police officers raped a 21-..


Ahead of World Press Freedom Day, Amnesty International today called for the immediate and unconditional release of TV journalist and blogger Abdel Moneim Mahmoud. The organization believes he has been arrested and detained solely because of his role in denouncing and publicizing torture and other human rights violations in Egypt.

Abdel Moneim Mahmoud, 27, a blogger and correspondent fo..

by: Amnesty International 2007-5-27



Head of state: Muhammad Hosni Mubarak
Head of government: Ahmed Nazif
Death penalty: retentionist
International Criminal Court: signed

At least 18 people were killed and more than 100 injured in bomb attacks in Dahab (southern Sinai) in April. Peaceful protesters calling for independence for the judiciary and po..