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Tag Archives: 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
This article summarizes recent developments in Egypt: 529 people given death sentences in one trial last week; over 2,500 deaths during protests in seven months, including 60 police and soldiers; 19,000 politically-related detentions within six months; and a surge in … Continue reading
This international review identifies 17 nations with police that enforce religious norms, all located in Africa, Asia, or the Middle East. These nations represent about 9% of the world’s countries.