Tag Archives: human-rights

Reblog: EU commission letter to Turkey on renewing accession negotiations

The letter on the deal the EU made with Turkey has finally been made public. Member of the European Parliament Marietje Schaake has published it together with her thoughts on the situation in Turkey. ‪ This paragraph, in my opinion, … Continue reading

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Short Comments: Esraa El-Taweel must be released

(Esraa El-Taweel, photo via Mada Masr) The photos of imprisoned Egyptian activist Esraa El-Taweel walking with crutches, sobbing, and begging for medical care as a judge extends her detention by 45 days, have gone viral, triggering a mix of responses … Continue reading

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El-Sisi and Human Rights in Egypt

  (Photo via Reuters) In a change of tune, Egyptian President Abdel Fatah El-Sisi acknowledged on Tuesday that Egypt’s police committed human rights abuses after the overthrow of his predecessor, but said they were expected given the “exceptional” security threats … Continue reading

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Where is the Muslim Rage?

This week, I was planning to write about a different subject until I came across this video (by chance on Twitter). Watching this 55-second-long arabic video was enough to convince me that this topic should not be ignored. In this … Continue reading

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