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ARAB WEST REPORT

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 ʿAmr Ramadān criticizes the US’s human rights profile and Islamophobia

 During the event on “racism around the world” that was held by the International Human Rights Council in Geneva, Egypt’s permanent UN representative ʿAmr Ramadān, criticized the rise of racism in the US against African Americans. ʿAmr also criticized xenophobia and Islamophobia in places such as Ireland.

  (21 March 2015, al-Misryyūn, Dīna Rajab)

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Egypt’s UN ambassador on Egypt’s human rights profile: “we accept positive criticism

 Egypt’s UN ambassador, ʿAmr Ramadān says “we accept positive criticism that will support the progress that we aim for”. Worth mentioning is that 25 international organizations issued a statement “condemning the Egyptian government for its treatment of human rights defenders and for its human rights violations”. According to Philippe Dam of human rights watch who spoke to the council, “Egypt’s response indicates a very weak potential for a positive change”.

  (20 March, al-Misriyyūn, No Writer)

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13,000 Muslim Brotherhood members are currently inside state institutions

 The founder of the Public Coalition for Resisting Egypt’s Islamization, Muhammad Sa’ad KhairAllah, confirmed that he gave the presidency a list containing 13,000 members of the Muslim brotherhood who were employed in the state by Mursī during his period. According to the “Public Coalition”, the members of the MB were focused on “Maspero media building, Nuclear and electric capacities”.

 (19 March 2015, Al-Mūjaz, No Writer)

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Death sentence to 22 protesters who oppose the coup d’etat  

 The cases of 22 of pro- Mursī protesters were transferred to the grand Mufti, they are facing the death penalty based on accusations of attacking a police station. Among other accusations the 22 men are accused of “using weapons without license, violence against police, and first degree murder”.

  (18 March 2015, Al-Jazeera, No Wrier)

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The revolutionary Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria

 Today, the Orthodox Church celebrates, the third memorial of  Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria. Najīb Jibraʿīl director of the Egyptian federation for human rights said that Shenoda was a “national figure, a safety valve against sectarianism”. ”He was a nationalist, he refused to visit any Israeli officials or let Egyptians visit Jerusalem under Zionist occupation” said Jibra’il.

 (17 March 2015, al-Watan News, Fādī ʿAbd al-Hādī)

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