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21 violations against journalists, writers, bloggers, says ANHRI

CAIRO: Twenty-one different violations have been committed against journalists, writers and bloggers in Egypt in 2009, according to the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI). In a press conference held Thursday, ANHRI announced the release of its 3rd annual report on Freedom of Expression in Egypt for 2009. The report was prepared by the …

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Kefaya proposes civil disobedience, election boycott

CAIRO: The Egyptian Movement for Change (Kefaya) called on citizens Tuesday to pursue a policy of civil disobedience as a means of resistance. Kefaya also urged Egyptians to boycott all elections, starting with the Shoura Council election due to be held in June to elect members of the Upper House of Parliament. In a press …

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Anti-human trafficking law long overdue, says EOHR

CAIRO: The new anti-human trafficking law is an important step but it is overdue, head of the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) Hafez Abu Saeda told Daily News Egypt Tuesday. “At first the government totally denied this phenomenon existed in Egypt. Then it admitted it and [decided] to pass a law,” he added. “I …

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