Tag Archives: Egypt

Terrorism at lowest level since 2002

Global terrorism has been decreasing steadily since 2002. The number of terror attacks decreased 19.8% in 2017, following drops of 9.2% and 11.5% in the preceding two years, according to this article. Terrorism-related deaths declined 24.2% in 2017 following drops … Continue reading

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Obstacles to women police in Egypt

This article reviews the status of women police in Egypt. Women were eligible to attend the Egyptian Police College from 1984 to 1990 but since then they have only been admitted into specialized fields such as medicine and public relations. … Continue reading

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Repression in Egypt

According to Amnesty International, security forces in Egypt are abducting, torturing, and possibly disappearing several people a day. The official justification is counter-terrorism but critics allege the real purpose is to eliminate dissent and democracy.

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Protests against police in Egypt

This article reports protests by doctors and medical staff over a recent incident of police use of force at a hospital in Cairo. Other protests followed the police shooting of a taxi driver, and the Egyptian president has called for better … Continue reading

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Regional security through police reform

This bulletin from the U.S. Institute of Peace considers regional insecurity in North and West Africa, and points to police reform as a key step forward. In particular, building public trust in the police through more citizen engagement seems necessary.

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Lack of police reform in Egypt

Recent demonstrations in Egypt marking the 4th anniversary of the 2011 revolution resulted in 20 deaths, mainly of demonstrators. According to this article, there has been little change or improvement in police response to protests despite several regime changes.

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Police torture in Egypt

This article reports that torture and prisoner mistreatment by police, one of the catalysts for the Arab Spring in 2011, has once again become commonplace in Egypt.

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