Amira El-Fekki

1113 Articles

Journalist in DNE's politics section, focusing on human rights, laws and legislations, press freedom, among other local political issues.

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Lebanon President Michel Aoun

Op-ed review: Egypt’s role in Al-Hariri crisis, WYF pros and cons

Concerns about a new war in the Middle East, the interference of several foreign parties in Lebanon, and the role of Egypt in the new crisis were the focus of several op-eds on Monday. Despite an understanding of Iran’s plans in the region, should Saudi Arabia wade into a war that would have drastic consequences …

Amira El-Fekki

NCWR reports lawyer for saying sexual harassment, rape is “national duty”

The National Council for Women Rights (NCWR) will file a report to the prosecutor-general regarding public statements inciting to sexually harassing and raping women. Well-known conservative and controversial lawyer Nabih Al-Wahsh said on TV that sexual harassment and rape would be “a national duty” to fulfil against girls who “do not have self-respect” or “wear …

Amira El-Fekki

With military jurisdiction lifted, protest cases to go to State Security Emergency courts 

Military courts will no longer be handling protest cases, according to a verdict issued Saturday by the Egyptian Constitutional Court. Under the state of emergency extended for three months by President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, protest cases are expected to be handled by State Security Emergency courts. The Egyptian Constitutional Court’s verdict decided that civilians facing …

Amira El-Fekki