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Egypt: 16 men jailed amidst unprecedented homophobic crackdown

Responding to the news that a Cairo court convicted 16 men of “debauchery” and sentenced them to three years prison followed by three years’ probation, Amnesty International’s Najia Bounaim the…

November 28, 2017

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Secretary Tillerson Visit to Gulf Must Not Greenlight More Abuses Against Human Rights Defenders

Today, Secretary Tillerson is meeting with senior foreign officials in Saudi Arabia. This is the latest leg of a week-long tour of the Gulf, and the meeting will include officials…

July 12, 2017
WEST PALM BEACH, FL - APRIL 06: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks with the media after he greeted Chinese President Xi Jinping at Palm Beach International Airport on April 6, 2017 in West Palm Beach, Florida. Mr. Tilleson spoke about several topics including the upcoming meetings with China and the ongoing conflict in Syria. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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Egypt: NGO law threatens to annihilate human rights groups

A new law signed by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, imposing unprecedentedly harsh restrictions on NGOs, could be a death sentence for human rights groups in the country, Amnesty International…

May 30, 2017

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Egypt: Lift Abusive Arbitrary Travel Bans

Human rights lawyer latest to be barred from travelling abroad The Egyptian authorities should stop imposing travel bans to prevent human rights defenders from leaving the country and speaking out…

November 2, 2016