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Egypt: Judges want Americans at democracy groups held for trial

February 5, 2012
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Los Angeles Times    

"Americans working for pro-democracy groups in Egypt have been ordered to stand trial on criminal charges of receiving illicit funding .... judges have ordered that 43 people -- 19 of them American -- be prosecuted for allegedly violating laws governing funding for nongovernmental organizations working in Egypt. One of them is believed to be Sam LaHood, the Egyptian director of Washington-based International Republican Institute and son of U.S. transportation Secretary Ray LaHood." (02/05/12)

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Egypt: Justice Minister snubs US envoy

February 1, 2012
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USA Today    

"The Egyptian justice minister returned a letter Tuesday from the U.S. Ambassador to Egypt asking him to re-examine the issue of Americans barred from leaving the country. The snub is the latest in a spat between the allies over a politically charged Egyptian investigation into foreign funded groups." (01/31/12)

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Egypt: Islamists, protesters clash outside parliament

January 31, 2012
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Los Angeles Times    

"Hundreds of protesters demonstrating outside parliament Tuesday clashed with Muslim Brotherhood members, leaving more than 20 injured as tensions sharpened between Islamists and liberals over the fate of the revolution that toppled President Hosni Mubarak. Confrontations began as demonstrators gathered near the gates of parliament while a session was underway." (01/31/12)

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Egypt: Regime bans travel for US official’s son, nine others

January 26, 2012
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Eau Claire Leader-Telegram    

"Egypt banned at least 10 Americans and Europeans from leaving the country, including the son of U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood, hiking tensions with Washington over a campaign by Egypt's military against groups promoting democracy and human rights. The United States warned Thursday that the campaign raised concerns about Egypt's transition to democracy and could jeopardize American aid that Egypt's battered economy needs badly after a year of unrest." (01/26/12)

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Egypt: A year of revolution

January 26, 2012
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Baltic Review
by Darian Worden  

"The experience of Egypt should drive home the fact that it could take more than a couple of weeks and a change at the top to make a substantial revolution that actually improves the lives of average people. This brings up the question of how a mass movement against the establishment can create the arrangements that replace it." (01/26/12)

http://baltic-review.com/2012/01/egypt-a-year-of-revolution/  

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Egypt: Tantawi partially lifts emergency laws

January 24, 2012
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CBS News    

"Egypt's military ruler has decreed a partial lifting of the nation's hated emergency laws, saying the draconian laws will remain applicable to crimes committed by 'thugs.' Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi said in a televised address to the nation on Tuesday that the emergency laws would be lifted effective Wednesday, the first anniversary of the start of the popular uprising that toppled longtime authoritarian ruler Hosni Mubarak." (01/24/12)

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Egypt: Islamists take almost half of parliament

January 22, 2012
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Sydney Morning Herald [Australia]    

"Islamists will dominate Egypt's first parliament following Hosni Mubarak's ousting almost a year ago, as the country prepares for the anniversary of the protests that ended his three-decade rule. The alliance led by the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party won 235 of the 498 elected seats (47 per cent) in the lower house, while the ultra-conservative Nour party won 25 per cent." (01/23/12)

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Egypt: Pols pick Islamist for parliament speaker

January 16, 2012
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USA Today    

"Top parties in Egypt's incoming parliament have agreed to select an Islamist politician as house speaker for the first time in decades, party leaders said Monday. The Muslim Brotherhood, the big winner in the first election since the ousting of President Hosni Mubarak last February, said it joined several other parties in backing Saad el-Katatni, the secretary-general of the Brotherhood's own party." (01/16/12)

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Egypt: ElBaradei’s boycott of presidency blow to military

January 15, 2012
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Agence France-Presse    

"Nobel peace prize winner Mohamed ElBaradei's decision to quit the race for the presidency was seen in Egypt as a slap in the face for military rulers and one depriving liberals of a key force. The ex-UN nuclear watchdog chief made the surprise announcement on Saturday, days before Egypt is set to celebrate the first anniversary of the January 25 revolution that ousted president Hosni Mubarak." (01/15/12)

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Egypt: Top US official in talks with Muslim Brothers

January 11, 2012
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Jerusalem Post [Israel]    

"The chief assistant to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met on Wednesday with the head of the Muslim Brotherhood’s political party, Washington’s highest-level talks yet with the Islamist group that has dominated Egypt’s parliamentary elections. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland confirmed that Burns had met with the Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), along with several other party representatives, at its new headquarters in Cairo." (01/11/12)

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Egypt: Prosecutor accuses military of interfering in Mubarak trial

January 4, 2012
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New York Times    

"The Egyptian prosecutor in the trial of former President Hosni Mubarak said Wednesday that the military-led government’s security forces had obstructed his case, suggesting that the nation’s law enforcement officials were not all committed to a vigorous prosecution of their former boss. ... Without the cooperation of the Interior Ministry or the leaders of the security police, the prosecutor said, he had only a fraction of the potential evidence he believed he might gather." (01/04/12)

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Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood plans to put treaty with Israel to a referendum

January 2, 2012
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Haaretz [Israel]    

"The Muslim Brotherhood, the overwhelming victor in the first round of elections for the Egyptian Parliament, has announced it will not recognize Israel and intends to bring the Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty to a referendum. ... This position appears to be in stark contrast to the previous reports by Western diplomats, who stated that the movement's leaders had told them the Brotherhood would not endanger Egypt's relationship with Israel." (01/02/12)

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Egypt: Generals move up next round of elections

January 1, 2012
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CNN    

"Egypt's ruling military council has moved up the scheduled elections for the upper house of parliament by nearly three weeks, with voting now scheduled to start in late January, the state news agency MENA reported Sunday. Balloting will be held in two stages instead of three, first on January 29-30 and then on February 14-15, MENA said, citing a decree from the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces." (01/01/12)

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Egypt: Regime forces raid offices of US, Egyptian lobbies

December 29, 2011
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Washington Post    

"Egyptian authorities stormed the offices of three American democracy-building organizations and at least three other nonprofit groups Thursday in a dramatic escalation of a crackdown by the military-led government .... Among the offices raided Thursday were the Cairo offices of the National Democratic Institute, the International Republican Institute and Freedom House -- all based in Washington. Security forces confiscated computers, cellphones and documents. NDI’s offices in Alexandria and Assiut were also raided. Security forces stormed Germany’s Konrad Adenauer Foundation and at least two Egyptian non-governmental organizations: the Arab Center for Independence of Justice and Legal Professions and the Budgetary and Human Rights Observatory." (12/29/11)

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Egypt: Mubarak back in court as trial resumes

December 28, 2011
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USA Today    

"The trial of Hosni Mubarak resumed Wednesday after a 3-month break, with the ousted Egyptian leader returning to the metal defendants' cage in a Cairo courtroom for the latest proceedings. Egyptian TV showed 83-year-old Mubarak, covered by a green blanket and lying on a hospital gurney as he was brought from a helicopter and taken to an ambulance for the short ride to the courthouse." (12/28/11)

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Egypt: Court bans military “virginity tests” on detainees

December 27, 2011
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USA Today    

"An Egyptian court has ordered the country's military rulers to stop the use of 'virginity tests' on female detainees. The courtroom erupted in celebration and chants against military rule when the judge announced the verdict, Egypt Independent reports. The issue surfaced in March following the arrest of demonstrators in Cairo's Tahrir Square. The rights group Human Rights Watch said seven women were subjected to the tests." (12/27/11)

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Egypt: Revolutionary blogger freed

December 25, 2011
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CNN    

"A prominent Egyptian blogger freed by an Egyptian judge on Sunday lambasted the military government and said 'nothing has changed' since President Hosni Mubarak was ousted from power in February. 'It's not the end of the case, that I am out. The real criminals, the generals of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, are still at large and they must be tried,' said Alaa Abd El-Fattah, whose case is pending further investigation." (12/25/11)

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Egypt: Activists call mass rally against military rule

December 22, 2011
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Reuters    

"Egyptian activists have called a mass rally in Cairo on Friday against the army's handling of protests that killed 17 people and drew international criticism of the ruling generals. ... Students have called for Egyptians to join Friday's protest with a march from Cairo's Ain Shams university, two of whose students were among the 17 killed." (12/23/11)

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Egypt: Death toll rises to at least 14 on fourth day of protests

December 19, 2011
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Fox News    

"Egypt's Health Ministry says at least three more protesters have been killed in clashes with army soldiers in central Cairo, bringing the four-day death toll to at least 14. ... The clashes have been raging since Friday in and around Tahrir, which served as the epicenter of the popular uprising that toppled longtime leader Hosni Mubarak in February." (12/19/11)

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Egypt: Generals reject election results, retain hold on power

December 7, 2011
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New York Times    

"Egypt’s military rulers said Wednesday that they would control the process of writing a constitution and maintain authority over the interim government to check the power of Islamists who have taken a commanding lead in parliamentary elections." (12/07/11)

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Egypt: Islamists poised to dominate parliament

December 1, 2011
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Austin American-Statesman    

"Islamists appear to have taken a strong majority of seats in the first round of Egypt's first parliamentary vote since Hosni Mubarak's ouster, a trend that if confirmed would give religious parties a popular mandate in the struggle to win control from the ruling military and ultimately reshape a key U.S. ally. Final results, expected Friday, will be the clearest indication in decades of Egyptians' true political views and give the long-banned Muslim Brotherhood a major role in the country's first freely elected parliament." (12/01/11)

 

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Egypt: Early election results indicate mandate for Islamists

November 30, 2011
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New York Times    

"Islamists claimed a decisive victory on Wednesday as early election results put them on track to win a dominant majority in Egypt’s first Parliament since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak, the most significant step yet in the religious movement’s rise since the start of the Arab Spring." (11/30/11)

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Egypt: Elections run smoothly amid protests

November 28, 2011
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USA Today    

"People waited in lines that ran hundreds of yards outside polling stations surrounded by police and soldiers in what many Egyptians regarded as the first free elections in decades. Men and women were in separate lines so long authorities extended voting by two hours. But overall the voting was smooth, election monitors said." (11/28/11)

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Egypt in the next stage of revolution

November 27, 2011
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C4SS Center for a Stateless Society
by Darian Worden  

"The Egyptian revolution was not completed in February when Hosni Mubarak stepped down and left power in the hands of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces. A cynic would describe this as a transfer of power from one wing of the armed forces to another. The SCAF is willing to share political power with politicians who are eager to share with them, but they appear unwilling to relinquish that power entirely. But there is power in the street too." (11/24/11)

http://c4ss.org/content/9023  

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Egypt: Three US students held over protests

November 22, 2011
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Baltimore Sun    

"Three U.S. students were paraded on Egyptian television on Tuesday after being accused of throwing petrol bombs at police during protests near Cairo's Tahrir Square where demonstrators have been demanding an end to military rule. State television did not give their identities, describing them as 'foreigners.' But the U.S. embassy confirmed that three U.S. citizens were being detained and the American University in Cairo said three U.S. students studying there had been held." (11/22/11)

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