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Emergency Courts Used to Prosecute Activists, Journalists, Bloggers

(Beirut) – Egyptian authorities are increasingly using counterterrorism and state-of-emergency laws and courts to unjustly prosecute journalists, activists, and critics for their peaceful criticism, Human Rights Watch said today.…
In this file photo, Egyptian security forces stand guard outside a court in Cairo, Egypt, January 3, 2018. © REUTERS
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Destroys Homes, Farmland Around ‘Buffer Zones’

(Beirut) – The Egyptian army has vastly expanded widespread destruction of homes, commercial buildings, and farms in the North Sinai governorate since February 9, 2018, as part of its military campaign against an affiliate of the…
A house that the Egyptian army demolished in March 2018 in al-Arish as “retaliation” against suspects. © 2018 Private
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Relief Urgently Needed After 2 Months of Army Restrictions on Food

(Beirut) – The Egyptian government campaign against an affiliate of the Islamic State group in North Sinai has left up to 420,000 residents in four northeastern cities in urgent need of humanitarian aid since February 9, 2018, Human…
Still image from a video provided to Human Rights Watch by a Sinai activist and captured on February 27, showing one closed gas station in al-Arish. © 2018 Private
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Convicted Civilians Alleged Torture, Forcible Disappearances

(Beirut) – The case of eight men who could face imminent execution following a military trial shows why Egyptian authorities should place a moratorium on the death penalty, Human Rights Watch said today. The eight civilians, six…
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Police May Have Staged Raid to Cover Up Deaths

(Beirut) – Egyptian internal security forces waging a campaign in the Sinai Peninsula against an affiliate of the Islamic State may have extrajudicially executed at least four and perhaps as many as 10 men in January 2017, Human Rights Watch said today.…
Still from a video published by the Egyptian Interior Ministry. The video shows commandos stealthily approaching a building. But military experts said the bright, white light illuminating the commandos during their approach was one indication that the rai
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(Washington, DC) - Under President Bush's November 13th Military Order on military commissions, any foreign national designated by the President as a suspected terrorist or as aiding terrorists could potentially be detained, tried, convicted and even…