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User: newstrust Topic: Human Rights
Category: Human Rights Around the World :: egypt
Last updated: Dec 26 2018 03:23 IST RSS 2.0
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Most Dem Voters Are to the Left of Biden on Foreign Policy. Can He Be Moved? 16.11.2020 Truthout.com
It is time to organize the necessary pressure to force the new president to adopt a less militaristic foreign ...
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The Art of the Weapons Deal in the Age of Trump 13.10.2020 Truthout.com
If Donald Trump is reelected, don’t expect U.S. sales to the Middle East -- or their murderous effects -- to ...
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“Israeli Settlers Make a Living Out of Our Suffering,” Says Palestinian Activist 5.8.2020 Truthout.com
The Jordan Valley is an Israeli business based on stolen land and water, says teacher and activist Sireen ...
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Mike Pompeo asks Egypt to stop harassing US citizens 9.7.2020 Raw Story
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday welcomed Egypt’s release of a US citizen but urged the ally to stop harassment of others. Mohamed Amashah, 24, was freed Monday, nearly 16 months after he was arrested in Cairo’s Tahrir Square for holding up a sign seeking the release of prisoners, according to human rights […]
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What Can the Pandemic-Stricken World Learn From Palestinians’ Resilience? 10.5.2020 Truthout.com
Palestinians have relied on mutual solidarity and support to overcome a long history of injustices and ...
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Israel’s New Government Is Exploiting Pandemic to Annex 30 Percent of West Bank 2.5.2020 Truthout.com
The deal requires the U.S. government agree to Israel’s illegal annexation, making Trump complicit in war ...
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Hajj cancellation wouldn’t be the first – plague, war and politics disrupted pilgrimages long before coronavirus 23.4.2020 Raw Story
Saudi Arabia has urged Muslims to delay their plans for the hajj, amid speculation that the obligatory pilgrimage may be canceled this year due to the coronavirus. Earlier this year, Saudi authorities halted travel to holy sites as part of the umrah, the “lesser pilgrimage” that takes place throughout the year. Canceling the hajj, however, […]
Egypt’s ousted president Hosni Mubarak dies at 91 25.2.2020 Raw Story
Egypt’s ousted former president Hosni Mubarak has died at the age of 91, state television said on Tuesday, weeks after undergoing surgery. The former Egyptian strongman was under house arrest since he was ousted on February 11, 2011 after three decades in power. Mubarak suffered from health problems following his ouster and arrest, and his […]
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Hosni Mubarak, Egypt's calculating autocrat, dies at 91 25.2.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Hosni Mubarak for decades kept a cold peace with Israel and crushed political dissent at home until a 2011 protest movement drove him from power.

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American citizen convicted in mass trial dies in Egyptian jail 14.1.2020 Raw Story
The United States on Monday confirmed the death of Egyptian-American Moustafa Kassem in a prison in Egypt where he had been in custody since 2013, and vowed to continue raising concerns over Cairo’s human rights record. Egypt’s state prosecutor said Kassem died in a Cairo hospital on Monday, saying in a statement an autopsy had […]
What constitutes fair and unfair criticism of Israel? 8.12.2019 Raw Story
Canada recently voted at the United Nations for the establishment of a Palestinian state. At the same time, Canada reiterated its position that there were too many UN resolutions about Israel. Canada argued that these resolutions unfairly singled out Israel for criticism. Nevertheless, Israel’s ambassador to the UN claimed that Canada’s vote delegitimized Israel. The […]
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‘No complications’ from Carter surgery for brain pressure 12.11.2019 Raw Story
Former US president Jimmy Carter was recovering in a Georgia hospital following surgery Tuesday to relieve pressure on his brain after he suffered multiple falls, an aide said. “There are no complications from the surgery” to ease the pressure caused by a subdural hematoma, the Carter Center said in a statement. The 95-year-old Nobel laureate […]
Egypt arrests 1,500 activists to prevent more protests this weekend 26.9.2019 L.A. Times - World News

The small and scattered demonstrations were the first popular expression of resistance to President Sisi. His government is not taking any chances.

Is the UN trolling Trump by scheduling him to speak in the middle of ‘Dictator Day’? 24.9.2019 Raw Story
On Tuesday, President Donald Trump is scheduled to give his speech before the United Nations General Assembly. But as Politico noted, the logistics of the lineup conspicuously put Trump in the middle of a long list of brutal dictators who are also scheduled to speak. Before Trump on the schedule is Jair Bolsonaro, the recently […]
What is more Western than democracy and concentration camps? 9.9.2019 Raw Story
The West appears, suddenly, devoid of its greatest virtues, constructed century after century, preoccupied now only with reproducing its own defects and with copying the defects of others, such as authoritarianism and the preemptive persecution of innocents. Virtues like tolerance and self-criticism have never been a weakness, as some now pretend, but quite the opposite: […]
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In Sissi's Egypt, It Is Always 1984 | Opinion 15.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The paranoia and violence that Abdel Fattah el-Sissi showed at the time of the 2013 Rabaa massacre have continued, albeit in a different form.
On Foreign Policy, Biden Is The Anti-Trump 13.7.2019 Outside the Beltway
Joe Biden delivered his first major foreign policy address of the campaign. It's not perfect, but it's better than what we have right now.
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The Gaping Hole in Jared Kushner's 'Peace Plan' | Opinion 3.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The plan promises prosperity—but ignores the very reason prosperity isn't there in the first place.
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Egypt's Only Democratically Elected Leader Died in a Cage. The West Shrugged | Opinion 20.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
With the death of President Morsi, whatever was left of the West's democratic legitimacy in the Arab world fades away.
Egypt accuses UN of seeking to ‘politicize’ Morsi death 19.6.2019 Raw Story
Egypt accused the United Nations on Wednesday of seeking to “politicise” the death of the country’s first democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi by calling for an “independent inquiry”. Foreign ministry spokesman Ahmed Hafez said he condemned “in the strongest terms” the call by the spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Rupert Colville, […]
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