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2010 State Department Human Rights Report on Egypt

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It's also restricted though guaranteed by law.

Freedom of Religion

Again, it's constitutionally guaranteed but some practices are restricted. "The status of respect for religious freedom by the government remained poor...."

Freedom of Movement, Internally Displaced Persons, Protection of Refugees, and Stateless Persons

Freedom of movement is mostly, but not entirely respected. For example, travel in designated military zones is prohibited, and males who haven't completed compulsory military service can't travel abroad or emigrate. Moreover, no legislative framework exists for granting asylum, and refugees are only admitted short-term, provided the UNHCR assumes full responsibility.

Respect for Political Rights

Electoral procedures are constitutionally mandated, but in practice they're easily subverted. Mubarak, for example, ruled for almost 30 years, easily winning "elections" with overwhelming personal and parliamentary majorities despite governing despotically.

Official Corruption and Government Transparency

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