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by: HRW 2011-10-25
The Egyptian military’s intention to control the investigation of the use of force against unarmed Coptic Christian demonstrators during a night of clashes on October 9, 2011, raises fears of a cover-up, Human Rights Watch said today...

(New York) – Since it took over patrolling the streets from the police on January 28, 2011, Egypt’s military has arrested almost 12,000 civilians and brought them before military tribunals, Human Rights Watch said today...

Muslim Brotherhood MP Dr. Mohamed Elbeltagy has stressed that the MB is prepared to coordinate and cooperate with any true political opposition prepared to work for the wellbeingof the country...

by: Kenneth Roth 2010-3-8
As one would expect from so eloquent a leader, US President Barack Obama has brought about a marked improvement in presidential rhetoric on human rights in comparison with his predecessor...

The Israeli military’s findings about the conduct of its forces in Gaza, announced on April 22, lack credibility and confirm the need for an impartial international inquiry into alleged violations by both Israel and Hamas, Human Rights Watch said today. Israel and Hamas should cooperate with Justice Richard Goldstone, the eminent international jurist appointed by the UN Human Rights Council to investigate serious laws-of-war violations during the recent conflict..

This 71-page report provides witness accounts of the devastating effects that white phosphorus munitions had on civilians and civilian property in Gaza. Human Rights Watch researchers in Gaza immediately after hostilities ended found spent shells, canister liners, and dozens of burnt felt wedges containing white phosphorus on city streets, apartment roofs, residential courtyards, and at a United Nations school. The report also presents ballistics evidence, photographs, and satellite im..

Egyptian authorities should immediately charge or free Diaa Eddin Gad, a blogger held since February 6, 2009, Human Rights Watch said today. Gad is among a number of bloggers and activists arrested in relation to protest in Egypt since the beginning of the Gaza offensive in late December 2008..

The men, whose names were released by Human Rights Watch, were arrested after thousands of security forces prevented workers from striking to protest the failure to implement promised wage increases at Mahalla’s Misr Spinning and Weaving textile mill, Egypt’s largest factory on April 6. Mahalla residents took to the streets later that day and again on April 7 to protest recent food price hikes. Witnesses said security forces used live ammunition to disperse demonstrations, and news r..

by: Kenneth Roth 2008-5-22
Today, democracy has become the key to legitimacy. Few governments want to be seen as undemocratic. Yet the credentials of the claimants have not kept pace with democracy’s growing popularity...

Egyptian authorities should immediately investigate and prosecute those security officials responsible for beating Ahmed Maher Ibrahim, Human Rights Watch said today. Maher, a 27-year-old civil engineer, used the social-networking site Facebook to support calls for a general strike on May 4, 2008, President Hosni Mubarak’s 80th birthday...

A military tribunal�s conviction of 25 leading members of the opposition Muslim Brotherhood demonstrates the Egyptian government�s continued determination to crush any organized political opposition, Human Rights Watch said today...

The Egyptian government’s continuing mass round-up of opposition activists and would-be candidates puts the legitimacy of upcoming local and municipal council elections in serious doubt, Human Rights Watch said today...

Prosecution Decision to Close Inquiry Into December 2005 Killings Seriously Flawed A joint statement by Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, Hisham Mubarak Law Center and the Nadim Center for Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence ..

A high-profile terrorism case announced by the Egyptian authorities in 2006 was likely based on torture and false confessions, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today...

On April 19, 2006, Egyptian and international media reported that authorities had just arrested members of an extremist armed group in Cairo that was alleged to have been plotting terrorist attacks. Among the headlines were “Egypt foils terror bombing attempt” and “Egypt says terror group broken up.”1 The Egyptian Interior Ministry had announced that day that State Security Investigations (SSI),2 Egypt’s domestic intelligence agency, had arrested 22 suspects who they alleged had been p..

by: Human Rights Watch 2007-5-26
Following Egypt’s election last week to the UN Human Rights Council, the government should immediately fulfill the pledges it made in campaigning for the seat, Human Rights Watch and the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) said in a briefing paper released today...

by: Elijah Zarwan, HRW 2007-5-31
When Human Rights Watch began videotaping interviews with former detainees from Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, researchers asked whether the subjects might face repercussions for speaking out about their detentions.

“They’ve all been in jail before, some many times over. The government’s arresting people all the time,” replied Ahmad `Izz al-Din, a newspaper editor and the press ..