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Funeral at Coptic Cathedral ends in violence

By Diana Eltahawy, Amnesty International’s Egypt researcher On Sunday I attended the Cairo funeral of four Coptic Christians killed on Friday night in Khousous, a small town north of the city. I had been planning to travel to Khousous to … Continue reading

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Sexual attacks on women in Egypt

By Diana Eltahawy, Amnesty International’s Egypt researcher Almost every girl and woman – regardless of age, social status or choice of attire – who has walked the streets or taken public transport in Cairo, has experienced some form of verbal … Continue reading

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Army out of the barracks back on the streets

President Mohamed Morsi decision to give the army new policing powers has raised new concerns about Egypt’s future, raked up painful memories of the past. In protests around the Presidential Palace on Friday, we saw tanks and armoured vehicles belonging … Continue reading

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Egypt: Street fights at the steps of the Presidential Palace

By Amnesty International’s Egypt team When he took office just a few months ago Mohamed Morsi promised to be the president of all Egyptians. But hopes that he would take steps to resolve the current situation and give up the … Continue reading

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