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Published: Thu, 21 Feb 2019 10:29:29 +0100
China's desire for close Iran ties unchanged, Xi says ahead of Saudi prince's visit
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s desire to develop close ties with Iran will remain unchanged, regardless of the international situation, President Xi Jinping told the speaker of Iran’s parliament, ahead of Thursday’s visit to Beijing by Saudi Arabia’s crown prince.
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Published: Wed, 20 Feb 2019 12:01:46 +0100
"I don’t need a Prince Charming to find love"
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Teacher, model and romantic, Alan Costa is a performance artist blazing a unique trail across Salvador, Brazil. Together with his collective Afrobapho, the 28-year-old human rights activist is using fashion, photography and art to spark conversations about what it means to be LGBTI and black in Brazil.

I’ve never been in love. I’ve never received love. In fact, I’ve never experienced a non-abusive relationship.

I used to believe...
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Published: Tue, 19 Feb 2019 09:17:09 +0100
10 things you need to know about Venezuela’s human rights crisis
The human rights crisis that has engulfed Venezuela for the past few years has shattered the lives of millions of people. Here’s what you need to know:

1 - Excessive use of force
Much of the current unrest in Venezuela can be traced back to 29 March 2017, when the Supreme Court of Justice - backed by President Nicolás Maduro - moved to take over the National Assembly, where the opposition holds a majority. This triggered protests that were repressed by the Maduro administration...
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Published: Sat, 16 Feb 2019 19:21:17 +0100
Egypt: End the cruel denial of family visits to detainees
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Egyptian authorities are flagrantly violating international law by denying family visits to scores of detainees, Amnesty International said today. The organization has examined an official document which confirms there is an open-ended ban on family visits in a number of sections at two major prison complexes in Cairo and Alexandria.

Amnesty International has also recorded at least 61 cases of people who were prevented from receiving family visits...
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Published: Sat, 16 Feb 2019 18:24:35 +0100
Egypt army: 7 Sinai jihadists killed, 15 soldiers dead or wounded
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Egypt's army said on Saturday seven suspected jihadists were "eliminated" and 15 soldiers killed or wounded in an attack in the Sinai Peninsula, where troops are fighting the Islamic State group.

Security forces responded to the attack on a checkpoint in restive North Sinai with an "exchange of fire", army spokesperson Tamer el-Refai said in a statement.

"An officer and 14 non-commissioned soldiers were killed or wounded," he added,...
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Published: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 07:33:26 +0100
Egypt's Parliament approves constitutional amendments in principle
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-CAIRO – 14 February 2019: Egypt’s House of Representatives passed on Thursday the newly-proposed amendments to the 2014 Constitution, which include extension of the presidential term from 4 years to six years.

A total of 485 out 569 of lawmakers approved the amendments that suggested by one fifth of the parliament members early this month.

As per the initial approval,the amendments will be referred to the Legislative Committee...
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Published: Thu, 14 Feb 2019 06:00:08 +0100
The brave young people fighting for human rights in Bolsonaro’s Brazil
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-In the aftermath of Jair Bolsonaro’s election on an openly anti-human rights agenda, a climate of fear remains in Brazil. Yet, young people are rising up and making their voices heard. Amnesty International met seven human rights activists who reveal what life is like in Salvador, Brazil, and how they’re tackling violence against women, racism and homophobia head on…

“I’ve been living in a state of fear since I was little” - Lidiane,...
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Published: Wed, 30 Jan 2019 20:56:01 +0100
Israel/OPT: Tourism companies driving settlement expansion, profiting from war crimes
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Online booking giants Airbnb, Booking.com, Expedia and TripAdvisor are fuelling human rights violations against Palestinians by listing hundreds of rooms and activities in Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian land, including East Jerusalem, Amnesty International said today. In a new report, ‘Destination: Occupation’, the organization documents how online booking companies are driving tourism to illegal Israeli settlements and contributing to their...
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Published: Tue, 29 Jan 2019 01:55:19 +0100
Egypt ‘more dangerous than ever’ for peaceful critics
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Eight years after the start of Egypt’s revolution, the Egyptian people are facing an unprecedented attack on freedom of expression, Amnesty International said today. Tens of thousands took to the streets to demand greater protections for human rights during the 25 January revolution of 2011, but under President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi the space for dissent is being crushed out of existence.
Over the course of 2018, the Egyptian authorities arrested at...
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Published: Sun, 20 Jan 2019 16:50:16 +0100
BBC Weather: Europe braces for HEAVY SNOW as extreme weather hits Portugal and Spain
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: -EUROPE is bracing for some brutally cold weather as several areas of low pressure hit the continent with heavy rain showers, freezing gales and snow, BBC Weather has warned.

The unsettled weather across Europe will be caused by different weather fronts coming from the Atlantic and eastern Europe. After a very slow start to the winter, Spain and Portugal will be among those countries to suffer the most this week with heavy snow showers and below...
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Published: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 17:13:48 +0100
Egypt and Brazil to the middle round
The Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: - Both Egypt and Brazil were favorites to win their last group game matches against Angola and Korea, respectively, and both did so. Egypt and Brazil have thus passed the group stage in four straight World Cup.

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In both meetings, the match was in the first half. For the Egyptians in Sweden's group, Angola stood for the resistance - which did not succeed in screaming it again in group D. And it hardly got close today either.
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Published: Thu, 17 Jan 2019 18:18:31 +0100
Egypt: NGO ‘foreign funding’ case acquittals must lead to end of crackdown on human rights community
The Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: -Responding to the news that the South Cairo Criminal Court this morning acquitted all 43 defendants in the retrial of Egypt’s notorious “foreign funding” case – also known as Case 173 - Najia Bounaim, Amnesty International’s North Africa Campaigns Director said:
“Today’s acquittal of all 43 NGO workers in the first ‘foreign funding’ case is a step in the right direction for Egyptian justice. This was a bogus case that targeted human...
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Published: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 22:45:42 +0100
Travel Year 2018 - Turkey and Egypt take revenge
The Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: -Istanbul, Turkey, Morocco and Hurghada - there you have the winners the travel year 2018.
Turkey and Egypt (Hurghada) represent the year's major recurrences.
Istanbul is this year's weekend city and Morocco became this year's holiday country.
The conclusions are drawn by Ticket, the largest private travel agency chain in the Nordic region, which has now compiled its statistics for 2018.
It shows that bookings to Istanbul increased...
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Published: Tue, 15 Jan 2019 14:28:48 +0100
Cairo University backs off a suspended student
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Al-Azhar University of Cairo withdraws its previous decision to shut down a female student who appeared in a video where she hugs a male student.
The management writes in a statement that the woman has been repentant and promised to follow the students' ethical guidelines and society's values. The punishment is therefore mitigated to some restrictions in the studies.
The controversy is based on hugging between unmarried women and men "violating...
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Published: Mon, 14 Jan 2019 14:18:24 +0100
Egypt is organizing the African Championships this summer
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: -KÖPENHAMN. Draw, loss, victory. Then the results of the last three meetings with Egypt are out.

Tonight, it is the World Cup premiere in the Royal Arena in Copenhagen and Jesper Nielsen warns against the opponents:

- They are fucking aggressive, teary and tired.


Sweden wrote on Friday morning 15 players to the championship. You leave two places in the squad open. One for Hampus Wanne, who is still in Sweden, but...
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Published: Fri, 11 Jan 2019 13:57:41 +0100
DRC: Human rights crisis looms ahead of declaration of election results
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-As the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) braces itself for the long-awaited results of national elections, Amnesty International warned that a human rights crisis is looming in the country that could force countless people to flee if protests turn violent. More than 20,000 people have already fled the country since mid-December 2018.
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Published: Tue, 08 Jan 2019 11:29:21 +0100
Kuwait breaks from GCC on warming up to Israel
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Despite mostly opposing the regime of Bashar al-Assad during the Syrian Arab Spring, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states have essentially come around to recognizing that it is most pragmatic to have ties with Damascus. The recent rapprochements of Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with Assad’s regime underscore this trend, as do expectations that Kuwait will soon follow Manama and Abu Dhabi’s lead. Oman has maintained official ties with Damascus...
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Published: Tue, 08 Jan 2019 06:05:03 +0100
Egypt: Little Truth in Al-Sisi’s ‘60 Minutes’ Responses-Government Should Reveal Numbers of Prisoners
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-(Beirut) – President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt made several wrong claims in his appearance on January 6, 2019 on the “60 Minutes” TV show in the United States, Human Rights Watch said today.
Among his statements was that the Egyptian government holds no political prisoners, despite documentation that thousands of people have been arbitrarily arrested for their political activity in recent years. Al-Sisi also wrongly stated in the program broadcast...
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Published: Tue, 08 Jan 2019 04:44:05 +0100
Rameel Malik is the second Egyptian to win the best actor after Omar Sharif!
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The American actor of Egyptian origin, Rami Malek, won the best actor award in the category of dramatic films for his role in Bohemian Rhapsody. At the 76th Golden Globe Awards, he thanked his family, his mother and the Quinn team, who revolved around the film, where Rami won the prize before artists Bradley Cooper, John David Washington, Lucas Hedges, and Willem Dafoe.
and Rami Malik, the second Egyptian winner of the award after the artist Omar Sharif,...
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Published: Sun, 06 Jan 2019 10:13:13 +0100
El-Sisi says Egypt and Israel co-operate against ISIS in Sinai
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Cairo: Egypt's president has told a US television network that his country and Israel, with whom it fought four wars, are cooperating against Islamic militants in the Sinai Peninsula, a startling and potentially damaging acknowledgment that could explain the Egyptian government's request that the network not air the interview.

Excerpts from the interview released by CBS over the weekend also quoted President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi as denying there...
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Published: Fri, 04 Jan 2019 08:47:12 +0100
UAE: 10-year prison sentence upheld for prominent human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Responding to today’s decision by the Federal Supreme Court in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to uphold the conviction and 10-year prison term of prominent Emirati human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor, Amnesty International’s Middle East Research Director, Lynn Maalouf said:

“Today’s court decision to uphold Ahmed Mansoor’s conviction and 10-year prison sentence confirms there is no space for free expression in the United Arab Emirates.”
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Published: Tue, 01 Jan 2019 13:54:25 +0100
New Year Resolutions, How To ‘Plan Your Work And Work Your Plan.’
Set your financial goals and put yourself on the road to achieving them.
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-As we say farewell to 2018, we look forward to 2019 with new and exciting possibilities. It is the time of year when we begin making resolutions in an attempt to have a more productive and happier year. Many of us enter into a new year expecting to transform our lives, but year after year find nothing has changed. While high expectations are great, we also want to make sure they...
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Published: Mon, 31 Dec 2018 05:09:55 +0100
EGYPT COURT UPHOLDS SENTENCE AGAINST RELEASED ACTIVIST
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The court also fined Amal Fathi, who was released three days previously in another case, 10,000 Egyptian pounds ($560).
CAIRO – An Egyptian appeals court on Sunday upheld a two-year prison sentence against a rights activist over charges including "spreading false news", her lawyer and a court official said.

The court also fined Amal Fathi, who was released three days previously in another case, 10,000 Egyptian pounds ($560).

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Published: Sat, 29 Dec 2018 11:17:58 +0100
Bomb in Egypt Strikes Bus Full of Vietnamese Tourists, Killing 4
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-CAIRO — A bus full of Vietnamese tourists was rocked by a roadside bomb near the famed Giza Pyramids on Friday, killing at least four people and wounding 10 more, officials said.

The primitive explosive had been stashed by a wall in the Mariotiyah area near the pyramids, the Interior Ministry said. The dead included three Vietnamese tourists and an Egyptian tour guide.

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly told reporters that the bus had...
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Published: Wed, 19 Dec 2018 00:25:53 +0100
Egypt limits the sale of yellow vests before the anniversary of the revolution
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: -The Egyptian authorities have deliberately introduced restrictions on the sale of yellow reflective vests, fearing the eighth anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution in January. Dealers report to AP that the police instructed them to restrict sales to verified companies, and to prohibit sales to customers in stores.
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Published: Wed, 20 Feb 2019 19:55:59 +0100
Egypt: Execution of nine men after an unfair trial a monumental disgrace
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Responding to the news that Egyptian authorities have today executed nine men convicted after a grossly unfair trial for the 2015 killing of the country’s former Public Prosecutor, Najia Bounaim, Amnesty International’s North Africa Campaigns Director said:

“By carrying out the executions of these nine men today Egypt has demonstrated an absolute disregard for the right to life.

“Those responsible for the attack that killed...
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Published: Wed, 20 Feb 2019 11:44:07 +0100
Iceland: Diverse bodies are not mistakes to be corrected
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Individuals born with sex characteristics that vary from female or male “norms” face barriers to accessing appropriate healthcare, risking lifelong physical and psychological damage, Amnesty International said today. In a new report, “No Shame in Diversity”, the organization uses case studies in Iceland to show how the lack of rights-based healthcare protocols mean that people born with variations of sex characteristics – who sometimes describe themselves...
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Published: Tue, 19 Feb 2019 08:40:10 +0100
Mediterranean Championship Soon Started in Egypt
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The Mediterranean countries have their own youth championship. U17 men on the men's side from across the region will soon launch the title match in Port Said, Egypt.
The host country of Egypt settles with Algeria, France, Italy, Libya, Morocco, Montenegro, Tunisia and Turkey plus specially invited Romania, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates who lack the current sea border.

The form of the game in the coming week is also peculiar, three...
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Published: Sat, 16 Feb 2019 18:56:21 +0100
No illegal immigration cases recorded in Egypt since 2016: Spox Rady
CAIRO – 16 February 2019: Egypt has not recorded any case of illegal immigration since 2016, Egypt’s presidency spokesperson Bassam Rady announced on Friday.

On the sidelines of Munich Security Conference 2019, President Abdel Fatah al Sisi spoke about Egypt’s successful experience in controlling illegal immigration and countering terrorism especially in Sinai.

He added that Egypt did not ask for any aid from European countries, and managed by its own to stop illegal...
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Published: Sat, 16 Feb 2019 17:54:32 +0100
Egypt approves bill that means Sisi could be president until 2034
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-(CNN)Egypt's parliament has overwhelmingly voted to pass a batch of controversial constitutional amendments, including an extension to presidential terms that could see President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi remain in office until 2034.

The country's state-owned Al Ahram newspaper announced that the approval, which will later go to a national referendum, would mean presidential terms will be extended from four to six years, and also give more power to...
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Published: Thu, 14 Feb 2019 07:16:31 +0100
Egypt steps up executions as six people put to death within two weeks
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:- Egyptian authorities today hanged three prisoners convicted of killing a police officer during clashes that erupted in the weeks following the deadly Rabaa massacre. The executions brought the total number of executions in Egypt to six within a span of two weeks.

Responding to the news, Amnesty International’s North Africa Campaigns Director Najia Bounaim said:

“These executions, which come just days after three other people were...
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Published: Wed, 13 Feb 2019 22:01:24 +0100
Egyptian President’s chairmanship must not undermine African Union’s commitment to human rights
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Member states of the African Union must ensure that Egypt’s upcoming chairmanship does not undermine the continental body’s human rights mechanisms, said Amnesty International today. President Abdelfattah al-Sisi of Egypt will assume the position of the chairperson of the African Union on 10 February during its 32nd ordinary session in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

“During his time in power President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has demonstrated a shocking...
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Published: Wed, 30 Jan 2019 20:38:37 +0100
Pakistan: Asia Bibi must finally get her freedom
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Responding to the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold its ruling, again acquitting Asia Bibi of blasphemy charges and ordering her release, Amnesty International’s South Asia Campaigner, Rimmel Mohydin, said:

“Asia Bibi must finally get her freedom and an end to her ordeal. After nine years behind bars for a crime she didn’t commit, it is difficult to see this long overdue verdict as justice. But she should now be free to reunite with her...
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Published: Tue, 22 Jan 2019 14:33:42 +0100
Putin has given Chechnya free rein to persecute LGBTI people
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-For the second time in less than two years, a violent homophobic crackdown has left LGBTI people in Chechnya fearing for their lives. Earlier this week the Russian LGBT Network confirmed reports that the Chechen authorities have resumed large-scale arrests of individuals believed to be gay or lesbian, imprisoning and torturing them.

According to the organization’s protected sources, around 40 people have been arrested since December and at least...
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Published: Sun, 20 Jan 2019 15:41:16 +0100
Sudan: Security forces continue deadly onslaught on protestors and medical personnel
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: -Sudan’s security forces must stop their ongoing deadly onslaught on protesters and medical personnel, Amnesty International said today following the death of a doctor, a man and a child from gunshot wounds inflicted during the 17 January protests in Khartoum’s Burri district.
The organization also received reports of further raids of medical facilities by security personnel, who fired teargas inside hospitals and assaulted doctors.
It is an...
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Published: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 13:50:44 +0100
Egypt and Tunisia to the World Cup Intermediate Round
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: -KÖPENHAMN. Egypt joins Sweden and Hungary to the middle round.

It became clear after the Egyptians defeated Angola by 33–28.

Now it is also clear that Sweden will meet Tunisia in the roundabout.
Before today's last group play round in the World Cup, Egypt had its fate in its own hands. Victory against Angola in today's first match at the Royal Arena in Copenhagen and one would take third place in the group behind Sweden and...
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Published: Thu, 17 Jan 2019 17:54:01 +0100
Cote d’Ivoire: Acquittal of Gbagbo and Blé Goudé a crushing disappointment to victims of post-election violence
The Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: -Following today’s International Criminal Court (ICC) decision to acquit Laurent Gbagbo and Charles Blé Goudé, Marie-Evelyne Petrus Barry Amnesty International’s West and Central Africa Director said:
“The acquittal of Gbagbo and Blé Goudé will be seen as a crushing disappointment to victims of post-election violence in Cote d’Ivoire. However, the judges found that the Office of the Prosecutor had not presented evidence needed to prove...
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Published: Tue, 15 Jan 2019 17:40:43 +0100
Sudanese protesters rally outside home of man killed amid anti-government rallies
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: -Security forces fire on mourners rallying outside home of 60-year-old man killed in what Amnesty International called an 'unbridled spree'
Sudanese security forces have fired live ammunition in clashes with thousands of mourners rallying outside the home of a man who died on Friday after being injured during earlier anti-government protests in the capital Khartoum.
Witnesses told Reuters that more than 5,000 people gathered outside the home of...
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Published: Tue, 15 Jan 2019 12:35:26 +0100
Second “Terrorism-Affiliated” German Student Deported From Egypt
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Days following the deportation of a German student with Egyptian roots, local authorities have deported Isa El Sabbagh from Egypt on Sunday.

El Sabbagh, who was detained on December 17 at Luxor airport, was supposedly en route to visit family relatives.

However, this has been contested by Egyptian authorities who claim that El Sabbagh had the intentions of joining local IS branch in Sinai.

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Published: Fri, 11 Jan 2019 14:28:32 +0100
Thailand: Amnesty welcomes Saudi woman’s refugee protection
Responding to news that the UN have granted refugee status to Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, an 18-year old Saudi woman, and put her forward for resettlement to Australia, Amnesty International’s Middle East Director of Campaigns Samah Hadid said:

“Rahaf’s story sends an important message: people around the world rallied to support her plea for protection, and people power prevailed over those who tried to oppress her. Rahaf took incredible risks to flee her family home and break Saudi...
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Published: Wed, 09 Jan 2019 13:10:51 +0100
Death penalty: Global abolition closer than ever as record number of countries vote to end executions
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-After a record number of UN member states today supported at the final vote a key UN General Assembly resolution calling for a moratorium on executions with a view to abolishing the death penalty, Amnesty International’s Death Penalty Expert Chiara Sangiorgio said:

“The fact that more countries than ever before have voted to end executions shows that global abolition of the death penalty is becoming an inevitable reality. A death penalty-free...
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Published: Tue, 08 Jan 2019 11:19:50 +0100
Kuwait to host new round of Yemeni talks
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Published: Tue, 08 Jan 2019 05:13:34 +0100
Silence from Egyptian media after a police officer killed two Coptic Christians
An Egyptian police officer shot and killed two Coptic Christian men – a father and son – in the province of Minya on December 12. But the murder was barely covered by the Egyptian media. Our Observer thinks that this silence is a result of an increasingly restrictive environment for the press and the media’s fear of countering the official narrative.
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Published: Sun, 06 Jan 2019 13:59:05 +0100
Egypt policeman killed defusing bomb near Coptic church
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-A policeman has been killed trying to defuse a bomb outside a Coptic Christian church in Egypt, security officials say.

Mustafa Abid was reportedly a specialist in mine clearance. The explosion injured two other officers and an onlooker.

The device was one of two hidden in a bag on a roof by the church in Nasr City outside Cairo.

It comes two days before Egypt's Christians celebrate their Christmas.

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Published: Fri, 04 Jan 2019 10:04:06 +0100
Egypt: Court orders release of woman human rights defender imprisoned for speaking out against sexual harassment
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Egyptian authorities must immediately comply with a court decision to release Amal Fathy, a woman human rights defender who was given a two-year sentence in September for posting a video online in which she criticized the Egyptian authorities for failing to tackle sexual harassment.

A Cairo criminal court today ordered Amal Fathy’s release on probation after accepting her appeal against her pre-trial detention in relation to a separate case,...
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Published: Fri, 04 Jan 2019 08:10:19 +0100
Bahrain: Five-year prison sentence over tweets upheld for Nabeel Rajab
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Responding to the news that Bahrain’s Court of Cassation has upheld the conviction of Nabeel Rajab, one of Bahrain’s most prominent human rights defenders, based on views he expressed on Twitter, Lynn Maalouf Amnesty International’s Middle East Research Director, said:

“Today’s shameful verdict is a travesty of justice. The decision to uphold Nabeel Rajab’s conviction and five-year sentence simply for posting tweets expressing his opinions,...
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Published: Mon, 31 Dec 2018 06:14:40 +0100
President of Egypt: "Don't expect them to open the door for you so you can go there and create problems"
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: -SHARM EL-SHEIKH If you move to the West, you must fully join in their laws, customs and culture, said Egyptian President Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi in response to a question that the countries of The West closed its borders to third-world migrants.

During a hearing at the World Youth Forum held in the resort of Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt, Egypt's President Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi received a question on Western countries that prevented immigration from...
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Published: Sat, 29 Dec 2018 11:33:54 +0100
Egypt police kill 40 suspected militants a day after tourists die in roadside bomb blast
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Dozens of suspected militants have been killed in raids by Egyptian security forces, the country's interior ministry said, a day after four tourists died following a bomb blast in Cairo.

Egypt's state-run news agency MENA reported 40 militants were killed on Saturday in crossfire during raids on three hideouts in the city of Giza and North Sinai.

The ministry did not say whether those killed were connected to Friday's attack, which...
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Published: Fri, 28 Dec 2018 23:05:54 +0100
Norway's decision to ban palm-oil biofuels 'unfair and unjust'
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-KUALA LUMPUR: Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok has urged Norway to review its recent decision to phase out the country's use of biofuels based on palm oil.

In a statement issued today, she said Malaysia's efforts to foster sustainable palm oil production practices in the country were "not appreciated and largely ignored by Europe, including Norway".

"We view this as unfair and unjust, going against free and fair trade, and is...
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Published: Tue, 18 Dec 2018 23:54:24 +0100
Egypt rages protests - prevents the sale of yellow vests
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: -Gula reflex vests have, after the French protests, gone from symbolizing security to being resembled rebellion and chaos. In any case, in Egypt, which now temporarily suspends the sale of the West.
"They even grabbed a human rights lawyer who put a picture on himself in a yellow west," said Esraa Abdel Fattah Ahmed.
An Egyptian human rights lawyer has been removed by police, the Human Rights Organization states the Egyptian Commission for Rights...
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Egypt: End the cruel denial of family visits to detainees
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Published: Thu, 14 Feb 2019 07:16:31 +0100
Egypt steps up executions as six people put to death within two weeks
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Egyptian President’s chairmanship must not undermine African Union’s commitment to human rights
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Pakistan: Asia Bibi must finally get her freedom
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Published: Tue, 29 Jan 2019 01:55:19 +0100
Egypt ‘more dangerous than ever’ for peaceful critics
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Published: Sun, 20 Jan 2019 15:41:16 +0100
Sudan: Security forces continue deadly onslaught on protestors and medical personnel
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Published: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 17:13:48 +0100
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Published: Thu, 17 Jan 2019 17:54:01 +0100
Cote d’Ivoire: Acquittal of Gbagbo and Blé Goudé a crushing disappointment to victims of post-election violence
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Published: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 22:45:42 +0100
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