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Ministry of Manpower’s decision to freeze assets of workers’ union condemned

A decision by the Ministry of Manpower and Immigration to freeze the bank account of the Egyptian Democratic Labour Union (EDLU) has sparked criticism from different labour organisations.

The Centre for Trade Unions and Workers’ Services (CTUWS) condemned the ministry’s …

Ibrahim Eissa found not guilty of contempt of religion

Ibrahim Eissa found not guilty of contempt of religion

Journalist and television host Ibrahim Eissa (AFP File Photo)

Journalist and television host Ibrahim Eissa
(AFP File Photo)

TV presenter and Editor-in-Chief of El-Tahrir newspaper Ibrahim Eissa has been found not guilty of contempt of religion by the Dokki Misdemeanour Court.

The issue dates back to November 2012, when …

International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

An Egyptian Demographic and Health Survey conducted in 2005 stated that over 95% of Egyptian women had been circumcised (AFP Photo / Safin Hamed )

An Egyptian Demographic and Health Survey conducted in 2005 stated that over 95% of Egyptian women had been circumcised
(AFP Photo / Safin Hamed )

Thursday marks the eleventh International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), a …

Limited cabinet reshuffle imminent: PM

Limited cabinet reshuffle imminent: PM

Prime Minister Hazem El-Beblawi  (AFP Photo)

Prime Minister Hazem El-Beblawi
(AFP Photo)

The post of defence minister may become vacant if Defence Minister Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi runs for presidency, according to Prime Minister Hazem El-Beblawi.

The prime minister said that a cabinet reshuffle is set to …

25 January protesters faced human rights violations: Amnesty International

25 January protesters faced human rights violations: Amnesty International

An Egyptian policeman arrests a Muslim Brotherhood supporter (C) following a demonstration in the Nasr City district of Cairo, on January 25, 2014. Egyptian police fired tear gas at anti-government protesters in Cairo, as the country marked the anniversary of a 2011 uprising that overthrew veteran president Hosni Mubarak.  (AFP PHOTO/MOHAMED EL-SHAHED)

An Egyptian policeman arrests a Muslim Brotherhood supporter (C) following a demonstration in the Nasr City district of Cairo, on January 25, 2014.
(AFP PHOTO/MOHAMED EL-SHAHED)

Released on Tuesday, a new report by human rights watchdog Amnesty International details the …