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Statement on Inaccessibility of TIMEP’s Website in Egypt

UPDATE: TIMEP is happy to report that as of Wednesday, July 26, its website is accessible in Egypt. The reason behind the site’s denied access remains unclear. TIMEP will continue to monitor the site’s accessibility and communicate developments as needed. · · · On Tuesday, July 25, it came to the attention of the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy that its website (www.timep.org) is no longer accessible in Egypt. While TIMEP is unaware

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Eshhad Launches as a Nonprofit to Continue Its Documentation and Research of Minority Rights in the Middle East

The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) and Eshhad are pleased to announce that after two years of a successful incubation and partnership, Eshhad has incorporated as a nonprofit corporation in the District of Columbia as Eshhad: The Center for the Protection of Minorities. Over the past four years, Eshhad has documented and researched sectarianism in an effort to provide a crucial tool to understanding the roots of sectarian violence

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Joint Statement – “Egypt: Stop the Onslaught Against Civil Society”

The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy has signed on to the following statement, which was initiated and coordinated by CIVICUS and first appeared on their website. Egypt: Stop the Onslaught Against Civil Society The undersigned civil society organisations express our serious concern over the recent escalation of restrictions on civil society and the public vilification of human rights defenders in Egypt. We call on the Egyptian authorities

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Joint Statement: New Law Will Cripple Egyptian NGOs

We the undersigned civil society organizations strongly condemn the ratification of a new law regulating non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Egypt, issued by President Abdel-Fattah El Sisi on Wednesday, May 24. The law ushers in unprecedented levels of repression and will criminalize the work of many NGOs, making it impossible for them to function independently. Implications of the law include the absence of valuable human development and charity

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TIMEP Announces Selection of Fourth TIMEP-Atlas Corps Bassem Sabry Democracy Fellow

The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) is honored to announce the selection of Mr. Aymen Abderahmen as the recipient of the Bassem Sabry Democracy Fellowship. Mr. Abderahmen is the fourth awardee of the fellowship and will be undertaking research on transitional justice when he commences his fellowship in May 2017. You can read Mr. Abderahmen’s full bio here. “We are thrilled to have Aymen join us at TIMEP this May. His dedication

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Aya Hijazi and Co-Defendants Acquitted in Belady Case

On Sunday April 16, a Cairo criminal court acquitted Egyptian-American activist Aya Hijazi and six co-defendants on charges of human trafficking, kidnapping, and the sexual exploitation and torture of children. The verdict comes after a series of adjournments throughout 2016, with the most recent being in March. Hijazi was arrested in May 2014 and charged in September 2014 for her work as the founder of the Belady Foundation, a non-profit organization

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TIMEP Signs Letters to Merkel ahead of Trip to Cairo

Ahead of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to Cairo to meet with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El Sisi, the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) joined fellow non-governmental organizations in signing two open letters addressing the chancellor. On February 24, TIMEP—along with peer organizations Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies and CIVICUS, among others—signed a letter to Merkel delivered by EuroMed Rights. The letter

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Letter to Merkel Ahead of Visit to Cairo

24 February 2017 Dr Angela Merkel Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany Willy-Brandt-Straße 1 10557 Berlin Subject: Your visit to Cairo, 2-3 March 2017, amidst clampdown on human rights in Egypt Dear Chancellor Merkel, Your upcoming trip to Cairo to discuss migration and counter-terrorism also provides a key opportunity to raise concerns with President al-Sisi, in the strongest terms, about the current clampdown on human rights and the

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TIMEP Condemns Attack on Coptic Christians Near St. Mark’s Cathedral

The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy denounces the deadly bombing in Cairo, Egypt today at St. Peter and St. Paul Coptic Orthodox Church near St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, the seat of the Holy See of the Coptic Church. At the time of this statement, at least 25 people were killed and up to 49 injured after an explosive device detonated on the side of the church where women normally sit; six children were among the dead. Until now,

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Joint Statement: Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy and Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Condemn Egypt’s New NGO Law

UPDATE: On Tuesday, November 29, the NGO law was passed within the Egyptian parliament with a two-thirds majority. It will now go to President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi for approval.  TIMEP continues to condemn the law’s passage and calls on the Egyptian government to recognize this legislation as unconstitutional and respect NGOs as a critical partner at a challenging time for Egypt’s economy and security. UPDATE: On Monday, November 28, the NGO

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More TIMEP Statements

Statement on Inaccessibility of TIMEP’s Website in Egypt

UPDATE: TIMEP is happy to report that as of Wednesday, July 26, its website is accessible in Egypt. The reason behind the site’s denied access remains unclear. TIMEP will continue to monitor the site’s accessibility and communicate developments as needed. · · · On Tuesday, July 25, it came to the attention of the Tahrir

Joint Statement – “Egypt: Stop the Onslaught Against Civil Society”

The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy has signed on to the following statement, which was initiated and coordinated by CIVICUS and first appeared on their website. Egypt: Stop the Onslaught Against Civil Society The undersigned civil society organisations express our serious concern over the recent escalation of restrictions on civil society and the public

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