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UN HRC Egypt
Reported by The International Humanist and Ethical Union
 in co-ordination with The United Copts GB.
           
تقرير أمام مجلس حقوق الإنسان في الأمم المتحدة
           
عن منع المحاكم في مصر  للمتنصرين
            
من إثبات ديانتهم الجديدة فى المستندات الرسمية

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USCIRF Expresses Concern over Reported Attacks on Coptic Orthodox Christians in Egypt  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 26, 2009

WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) is concerned at reports of attacks targeting Coptic Orthodox Christians in the small Egyptian village of Ezbet Boshra-East.
USCIRF has learned that Egyptian authorities reportedly have released from custody all those suspects who were originally arrested earlier this week.  Local authorities reportedly are conducting an ongoing investigation even though persons involved in the violence appear to be free.

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Freedom of Religion report for 2009 

Is highly critical of the Egyptian government record

2008 Human Rights Report: Egypt

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor

2008 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

February 25, 2009

The National Democratic Party (NDP) has governed the Arab Republic of Egypt, which has a population of approximately 82 million, since the party's establishment in 1978. The NDP, which continued to dominate national politics by maintaining an overriding majority in the popularly elected People's Assembly (PA)

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Report Egypt (2008)

 

EIPR  

Freedom of Religion and Belief in Egypt

Third Quarterly Report

(July - September 2008)

(for a PDF copy press here)

EIPR 

Samalut's Sectarian Violence:

Fighting Impunity is the Only Way to Reconciliation

The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) today released the preliminary findings of its inquiry into the sectarian violence that took place in the village of Al-Tayeba, located in the Samalut district of Al-Minya Governorate, on Friday, 3 October. The violence left one dead and four injured and involved arson and the destruction of homes, land and property.

Egyptian Court Gives Christian Boys to Muslim Father

Despite a fatwa from the Grand Mufti, Alexandria judge denies custody for mother.

By Damaris Kremida

ISTANBUL, October 2 (Compass Direct News) – Following the Appeal Court of Alexandria on Sept. 24 granting custody of 13-year-old Christian twins to their Muslim father, their mother lives with the fear that police will take away her children at any moment.  Kamilia Gaballah has fought with her ex-husband Medhat Ramses Labib over alimony support and custody of sons Andrew and Mario in 40 different cases since he left her and converted to Islam so that he could remarry in 1999. 

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Egypt

International Religious Freedom Report 2008
Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor

The Constitution provides for freedom of belief and the practice of religious rites, although the Government places restrictions on these rights in practice. Islam is the official state religion, and Shari'a (Islamic law) is the primary source of legislation.

Hegazy's Briefing

          

HUMAN RIGHTS 
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Saudi Arabia: Stop Trials for ‘Insulting’ Islam

Charges Violate Precepts of Law, Freedom of Expression     arabic 

(New York, May 13, 2008) – Courts in Jeddah should dismiss cases against a Saudi web critic and a Turkish barber charged with “insulting” Islam, an unequivocal violation of freedom of expression protected under international law, Human Rights Watch said today.

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE

UNITED STATES COMMISSION

ON

INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

MAY 2008

U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom

800 North Capitol Street, NW

Suite 790

Washington, DC 20002

202-523-3240

202-523-5020 (fax)

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CSW Report 29 April 2008

EXPERIENCES OF APOSTATES FROM ISLAM

FAILURES OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY 

Apostasy is the renunciation of religious faith, and apostasy from Islam in particular has always been a contentious issue. Although the Qur’an does not prescribe a temporal punishment for apostasy, the vast majority of traditional Islamic theology and jurisprudence has advocated the death penalty for a mentally sane male apostate and life-long imprisonment or harsh treatment for a female apostate. Proponents of the death penalty have legitimised their stance from the sayings and deeds attributed to the Prophet Muhammad, his companions and subsequent caliphs.

US State Department report on Human Rights  

Egypt

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices  - Link 2007
Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
March 11, 2008

The National Democratic Party (NDP) has governed the Arab Republic of Egypt, with a population of approximately 79 million, since the party's establishment in 1978. The NDP, which continued to dominate national politics by maintaining an overriding majority in the popularly elected People's Assembly and the partially elected Shura (Consultative) Council, derives its governing authority from the 1971 constitution and subsequent amendments. Executive authority resides with the president and the cabinet. In 2005 President Hosni Mubarak won a fifth six-year term with 88 percent of the vote in the country's first presidential election, a landmark event that was marred by low voter turnout and charges of fraud. The civilian authorities generally maintained effective control of the security forces, which committed numerous, serious abuses of human rights.


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