Dec 22 2013

Egypt’s Divisive Vote

Egyptians are deeply polarized on the draft constitution, but most seek stability Egyptian students who support the Muslim Brotherhood clash with riot policemen outside the University of Cairo campus in the capital on December 11, 2013. (Mahmoud Khaled/AFP/Getty Images) The cogs of the Egyptian media machine are in motion once again as we approach yet …

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Nov 29 2013

Egypt: Heavy sentences for female protesters a blow to political freedoms

Twenty-one women, including girls as young as 15, were handed down heavy prison sentences by Alexandria’s Misdemeanour Court on Nov 27, after being arrested at the end of October for protesting against the military’s July 3 ouster of President Morsi. The Egyptian court sentenced fourteen women – most of whom aged 18 to 22 – …

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Nov 15 2013

Security Forces Absent as Egypt’s Churches Face Attacks

Last month’s assault on a Coptic church in Cairo’s district of Al-Warraq was the latest of a series of attacks targeting Egypt’s Christian community. While the aggression has drawn strong condemnation in the country, with investigations into the shooting still ongoing, very few are seriously questioning why the security apparatus could not prevent it.   …

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