Human Rights in Egypt

Many people in the United States are sheltered from what goes on in the rest of the world.Although every country has its flaws, some countries are much worse than anyone else could even imagine.Human rights are constantly being violated.An example of a country where many people's rights have been violated is Egypt.
Egypt has a very long detailed history.However, there are events that occurred not too long ago that have also helped shape Egypt as it is today. In 1967 Egypt was defeated by Israel.Due to this, Egypt's Sinai Peninsula was occupied by Israeli troops.President said that he was going to resign and assumed all responsibility, but after protests were made supporting him, he changed his mind.In 1970 He died of a heart attack.Anwar El-Sadat then came to power. Irrigation, agriculture and industry were improved in 1971 because of the completion of the Aswan High Dam.Also in 1971 is when Egypt stopped renewing the cease-fire agreement with Israel.Egypt's treaty with the Soviet Union was canceled in 1976.
Saad Eddin Ibrahim is a citizen to both Egypt and the US.He was arrested on July 1st 2000 because he was believed to have made a film that would damage the image of the Egyptian government.This film was never broadcast and Ibrahim claims his innocence.His family safe, personal computer and files were all taken.Article 19 in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states: "Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers".This right was violated when Ibrahim was punished for supposedly expressing opinion.The US does not agree withthis situation.President Bush stated that the aid given to Egypt from the US (nearly $2 billion) would be withheld.The Foreign Minister of Egypt said that &quo…

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