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Egypt: the deep state’s war on journalism

“Listen only to me” – Even if he had tried, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi could not have described his authoritarian military reign better. Exactly one year since he demanded the people not believe the “enemies of the nation”, the margin for freedom of speech and expression has progressively …

Court orders release of photojournalists, prosecution appeals

The Cairo Criminal Court, headed by judge Nagy Shehata, on Sunday decided to release three photojournalists, charged of belonging to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood (MB). They were to be released on probation, requiring them to come to the police station closest to their homes three days per week. However, the …

Egypt, a Partner for Peace and Stability

President Donald Trump’s positive signals to Egypt and its leader, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, have made many Egyptians hopeful that the United States will adopt a more constructive approach to Egypt and more effective policies for the region’s problems.

Interior ministry arrests eight leading MB figures

The Ministry of Interior released on Friday a statement that explained details of a police raid that targeted suspects allegedly affiliated to the Muslim Brotherhood, who were reportedly involved in the execution and planning of military operations against state institutions in Cairo.

The Heavy Civilian Toll in Sinai

As the Egyptian military struggles to contain the Islamic State (IS) affiliate in Sinai, Wilayat Sinai, its already forceful response is becoming more heavy-handed. Increased reliance on heavy weaponry and air power is contributing to a rise in civilian causalities and inflaming anti-government sentiment.

How Egypt’s Activists Became ‘Generation Jail’

Sisi’s crackdown on the opposition far exceeds the darkest period of repression during the Mubarak era. Human rights groups claim that as many as 60,000 political prisoners now languish in Egypt’s jails. (At the end of Mubarak’s rule, the figure was between 5,000 and 10,000.) Egypt’s prisons are filled to …

Wife of a former Egyptian prime minister ‘involved in torturing orphans’

Egyptian prosecutors have summoned Dr. Najd Mohammed Khamis, the wife of former Egyptian Prime Minister Atef Ebeid, for questioning as they investigate allegations she tortured orphans at a residential care owned by her association.