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Egypt: Parties pledge to end state of emergency, many stop short of committing to women’s rights

Headline Title:  Egypt: Parties pledge to end state of emergency 24 January 2012 Most of the biggest Egyptian political parties have committed to delivering ambitious human rights reform in the country’s transition, but have either given mixed signals or have flatly refused to sign up to ending discrimination, protecting women’s rights and to abolishing the death penalty, Amnesty International said today. Ahead of parliamentary elections which began in November, the organization asked political parties running in Egypt’s elections to sign a “human rights manifesto” containing 10 key…

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