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Iraq parliament approves rights commission

By AFP BAGHDAD: Iraqi MPs have approved the first independent human rights commission in the country’s history, which is to track rights violations here, lawmaker Ashwaq Al-Jaff said on Tuesday. “The main role of this commission is to monitor all violations of human rights in all fields and in all governmental and non-governmental institutions,” Jaff …

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Human rights violations escalate despite 2011 uprising

By Mai Shams El-Din CAIRO: In December, member of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) Major General Mokhtar El-Molla criticized in a meeting with foreign journalists the media’s focus on the cases of detained bloggers like Alaa Abdel-Fattah and Maikel Nabil. “Nabil and Abdel-Fattah are Egyptians and we are very keen to protect all …

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Rights groups call for official committee to guarantee equality among Egyptians

By Heba Fahmy CAIRO: The Forum of Independent Egyptian Human Rights Organizations (FIEHRO) sent a memorandum to Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif on Tuesday requesting the formation of a committee to implement constitutional provisions that guarantee Egyptians’ right to citizenship and equality. In the memo, the FIEHRO called for the representation of minority groups in the committee, …

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