بيانات وأخبار صحفية

28 September 2016

Feminist bodies demand action to make abortion safe for women

In 1990, the women’s health movement declared September 28 to be a day for global action for the decriminalization of abortion. Since that time, the day has been observed annually by feminist movements and civil society organizations in numerous countries through the release of reports, the publication of articles, or the organization of marches or art exhibits.

17 September 2016

Cairo Felony Court freezes assets of Hossam Bahgat, founder of EIPR, We will continue to defend rights and liberties and public policies fostering social justice

The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights affirmed today that it intended to continue defending rights and liberties and fighting to change public policies and security practices inimical to economic, social, civil, and political human rights, despite the continued state assault on all forms of civil association and initiative in Egypt over the last three years.

15 September 2016

Imminent Risk of Prosecution of HRDs accused of committing human rights work

 The prosecution of Egyptian NGO leaders on criminal charges related to their legitimate human rights work appears increasingly imminent.

31 August 2016

Reproducing the Status Quo: New Church Construction Law Consolidates Discriminatory State Policies and Confiscates Citizenship Rights of Future Generations

The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights expresses its deep concern about the House of Representatives’ rushed approval of the law regulating the construction and renovation of churches. The law was passed only three days after the government submitted the bill to the House and without any societal debate. The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights warns that the law will erode fundamental constitutional rights, depriving future generations of their liberties and rights.

21 July 2016

The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights is formally Investigated in the Case Against Civil Society Organizations

Investigative judges this month formally started investigating the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights as part of Case No 173/2011, the criminal investigation human rights organizations which was the basis for the asset freeze request and the travel ban of the organization’s founder Hossam Bahgat.

20 July 2016

Titan Cement workers in Wadi al-Qamar acquitted of company’s charges

The Dekheila Felony Court on June 28, 2016, acquitted all former workers with Alexandria Portland Cement-Titan of charges brought against them by the company in case 23944/2015.

18 July 2016

77 incidents of sectarian violence and tension in Minya governorate since January 25, 2011

 The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights is extremely concerned with the increasing frequency of sectarian violence in the Minya governorate, which has been the scene of attacks and the burning of Copts’ homes in several towns.

11 July 2016

Let’s respect the constitution and our children’s future

The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights condemns the circumvention of the constitution by both the government and the House of Representatives. The constitution requires that total public spending on education, health, and scientific research to amount 10 percent of GNP.

16 June 2016

Investigation with Judges Assem Abd al-Gabbar and Hesham Raouf, Lawyer Negad Al-Borai Must Be Closed, Crackdown on those Calling for the Rule of Law and Ending Torture Must be Halted

The undersigned human rights organizations and political parties express their deep concern about the Egyptian authorities' intention to start investigations with the two judges Assem Abd al-Gabbar and Hesham Raouf, for allegedly engaging in politics and collaborating with an outlawed institution “United Group” law firm headed by rights lawyer Negad al-Borai, who has been interrogated for six times and charged with unjust accusations that have nothing to do with the rule of law

15 June 2016

10 Rights Groups Launch Voices Behind Bars Campaign

Two years after President Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi took his oath of office, the country has and continues to witness a clear deterioration in the status of civil rights and liberties. It is not only the rights and liberties of individuals that have been eroded; all manner of active civic institution, from professional syndicates and independent unions to political parties, media institutions, and civil society organizations, have been harassed and abused.

2 June 2016

Aqrab Prison: a prison for collective punishment Violation of visitation rights threatens prisoners’ safety

The Aqrab Prison has become the site of systematic violations that make it the worst prison in Egypt. Violations include medical neglect, excessive disciplinary penalties such as long-term solitary confinement, and the denial of family visits. Since family visits are often the only way for prisoners to obtain medication, winter clothing for the biting cold, adequate food, and other necessities, visitation bans lead to a number of other violations.

31 May 2016

Yet another victim of Female Genital Cutting : Doctor Should be Prosecuted for Lethal Injury not Accidental Homicide

The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights expresses its profound grief at the death of Mayar Mohammed Moussa, who died as a result of female genital cutting (FGC) operation performed by a doctor in Suez on Mayar and her twin sister. The EIPR urges prosecutors to charge the doctor with causing lethal injury rather than the usual charge of accidental homicide.

25 May 2016

Three years of willful disregard: Egyptian government refuses to implement ruling of African Commission ordering renewed investigation of Black Wednesday case. Survivors of mass sexual assaults have no recourse to remedie

The anniversary of Black Wednesday, when in May 2005 several female demonstrators and journalists were sexually assaulted by demonstrators in support of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, comes this year as freedom of opinion, expression, and peaceful assembly have been seriously eroded.

24 May 2016

Titan Cement in Alexandria refuses to negotiate with workers and residents

On May 11, 2016, the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO), an independent mechanism of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), subordinate to the World Bank, referred a complaint against the Alexandria Portland Cement (Titan) to compliance officials. The compliance officials will determine whether IFC carried out the necessary environmental and social due diligence with Titan Cement.

12 May 2016

Rights groups demand immediate release of participants in island demonstrations and condemn arrest of human rights defenders

The undersigned organizations strongly condemn the violent security crackdown on dozens of peaceful youth following calls to demonstrate against the Saudi-Egyptian maritime border agreement. Youth were arrested in an arbitrary, sweeping security campaign in which police forces raided the homes of young people and arrested them on the streets, in cafes, and on public transportation.

10 May 2016

A Replacement of the Emergency Law: Pretrial Detention as Political Punishment

The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights today released “Detention Without End,” a report that highlights the at least 1,464 people held in Egyptian prisons pending trial for periods that have exceeded the legal limit . Article 143 of the Code of Criminal Procedure sets a ceiling on pretrial detention of 18 months to 2 years in criminal cases.

3 May 2016

Egyptian Interior Ministry marks World Press Freedom Day by storming Journalists Syndicate

The undersigned organizations declare their full solidarity and unconditional support for journalists, the board of the Journalists Syndicate, and its general assembly, against the flagrant assault on freedom of expression and attempts to ‘nationalize’ press freedom and intimidate and repress journalists.

30 April 2016

Outrageous prison terms for so-called “debauchery cases” Orchestrated vice police campaign against gay and transgender people continues

The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights condemns the shocking sentence handed down by the Agouza Misdemeanor Court on Sunday, April 24, 2016, against 11 individuals arrested in September 2015. The court sentenced them to prison terms of 3 to 12 years on charges related to “debauchery.” This incident is a continuation of the orchestrated vice police campaign against gay and transgender people.