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Rights group accuses Egypt's military of torture
Posted on 21 May 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

CAIRO (AP) - An international rights group on Saturday accused the Egyptian armed forces of beating and torturing protesters arrested during antimilitary demonstrations early this month, and said that by permitting such actions the military "enables... Read More

Egypt arresting kid protesters, rights groups says
Posted on 22 Nov 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

CAIRO (AP) - Egyptian authorities arrested more than 300 children during protests in Cairo over the past year, beating and torturing some and trying many as adults, a leading international rights group said Tuesday. Human Rights Watch said in a report... Read More

African migrants tortured in Egypt's Sinai desert
Posted on 21 Feb 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

TEL AVIV Israel (AP) - The young man from Sudan holds his arms close to his sides, as if still at the mercy of smugglers who he says poured hot melted plastic over his back, whipped him with wires and beat him with sticks as he lay face down and naked... Read More

Egypt Islamists on eve of power ease talk of Islam
Posted on 24 Jan 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

CAIRO (AP) - After decades of dreaming of power, Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood finally comes face to face with the question of how to use it, as a new parliament that it dominates opens Monday. The fundamentalist group has eased off talk of Islamic... Read More

Egypt acquits 'virginity test' military doctor
Posted on 13 Mar 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

CAIRO (AP) - An Egyptian military tribunal on Sunday acquitted an army doctor of a charge of public obscenity filed by a protester who claimed she was forced to undergo a virginity test while in detention. The court denied the humiliating tests even... Read More

Women accuse Egyptian military of sexual assault
Posted on 14 May 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

CAIRO (AP) - Women protesters and rights groups on Wednesday accused Egyptian troops and prison authorities of sexual assault during the latest crackdown on demonstrations, reviving allegations they are using abuse to intimidate female detainees and... Read More

Egypt parliament limits future military trials
Posted on 7 May 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's Islamist-dominated parliament on Sunday approved a ban on the country's next president from sending civilians for trial by military tribunals, but preserving that power for the military itself. The measure would curb the... Read More

The Arab Spring: Revolution and Shifting Geopolitics - Unplugging a Nation
Posted on 25 Jul 2011 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

State Media Strategy during Egypt's January 25 Uprising By: Alexandra Dunn Alexandra Dunn is a program development officer at the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies and a social media researcher. She is a research partner in the Tahrir... Read More

Middle Eastern Law Toolbox
Posted on 3 Jan 2011 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff (ME)

Welcome to LexisNexis Middle Eastern Law Toolbox, our bazaar which highlights legal content of particular Middle Eastern nations in our database. New to working in the region? Our Guide to International Legal Research chapter on the Middle East... Read More

Women judges stir up old debate in Egypt
Posted on 7 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

CAIRO - (AP) When women tried to join the bench on Egypt's top administrative court, the uproar from its judges was fierce. Women are too emotional, they insisted and who will take care of the family if the mother is busy with the arduous tasks of... Read More

Egypt fights smoking with new tobacco tax
Posted on 1 Jul 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

CAIRO - (AP) Egyptian smokers saw prices surge Thursday by as much as 100 percent as the government slapped new taxes on tobacco products in a bid to curb smoking and raise money for public health programs in the Arab world's most populous nation... Read More