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Daily News Egypt reviews 2012’s most important events on the Egyptian political scene
Victims’ families suspect Brotherhood-SCAF collusion is main barrier to justice in Cabinet clashes
President Morsy will issue a declaration in a few days to amend 2 articles of the presidential decree number 64 for 2004 governing the Central Bank of Egypt, according to state-owned Al-Ahram. The cabinet has already approved the modification to the law that was issued by the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) last year. …
New law harkens back to SCAF rule
Decision will be protected by constitutional declaration
Granting yourself this level of power is so in the essence of fascism
By Philip Whitfield CAIRO: You’d die to be immortalised by a zinger, wouldn’t you? Like Ed Djerejian”s after Islamists and pro-democracy groups fell out in Algeria — condemning 30 million to decades of misery, penury and slaughter. Some counted 200,000 corpses. The killing hasn’t stopped 21 years on. That North African torment began with Morsy-like …
Remembrance marches take place one year on
This is where we are probably heading and it frightens the hell out of me. The self-proclaimed Islamists refuse to see it. The situation in Egypt has taken a downturn in the last three months in ways that are hard to describe; prices of almost all basic food items have skyrocketed, and talks about a …
A road renamed after Field Marshal Tantawi upsets activists; authorities deny responsibility
In light of the lack – and at times absence – of information, accurate political analysis has become extremely difficult to come by. Hence, we can say without any exaggeration that efforts of analysts in our country rely upon guesswork and whatever information has been scattered and spread as rumours, which find their way the …
Assembly has enough time to finalise and put to referendum the draft constitution
Muslim Brotherhood-dominated Shura Council said to have exceeded their authority
In almost all Egyptian newspapers, major columns have denounced President Morsy’s latest tribute to Tantawi and his team, and more than one writer has affirmed that his words are an insult to those who died during the revolution.
Some articles have amplified their criticism of the Shura Council for sacking Al-Gomhuria’s editor-in-chief with a simple word: out! The move, in their view, entails a persistent attitude to step over the Egyptian press and its pride.
Assembly struggles to pass constitution before dissolution.
Amnesty International joins other groups in calling Morsy’s record on human rights lacking
EIPR releases report detailing government failure to reduce sectarian tension
March follows route taken by protesters a year ago, calls for justice and freedom
“Make a trial for everyone in SCAF,” says Mohammed Adel a leader of the April 6 Youth Movement.
A closer look at the massacre, and the unserved justice
March and protest planned to simulate Maspero Massacre and demand prosecution against SCAF
The Union of Maspero Victims’ families accuses the Youth Union of collecting donations on their behalf
Pachomius: “We live in a new era of martyrdom.”
NGO presses Egyptian government to for comprehensive set of laws to protect human rights
Maspero Youth Union considers lawsuit against state-owned newspaper
Claimants resort to African Commission after military courts deny tests occurred
Arrested army officer faces mistreatment in prison
Still no new military intelligence director
Coptic activists accuse the state of double-standards towards the religious minority
President has the right to declare war, military opinion merely “advisory”