A 21-year-old Irishman on hunger strike in an Egyptian prison has become so weak that he is using a wheelchair, his lawyer has said. Ibrahim Halawa has been in jail without trial for more than three years.
Egypt’s State Council Commissioner Authority (SCCA) recommended the revoking of a prior administrative order to close Al-Nadeem Center for Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence, in a report on Saturday.
Egypt may have faked a counter-insurgency raid and broadcast the footage to cover up the extrajudicial killings of between four and 10 men, Human Rights Watch said in a new report published on Friday.
The National Council for Human Rights and the Interior Ministry, on Thursday, signed a joint protocol of cooperation for organizing training sessions for policemen on human rights. Members of the council and representatives of the ministry sectors were in attendance at the council headquarters in Giza.
Since late February, hundreds of Christians have fled the northern Sinai Peninsula in fear of their lives after seven Christians were murdered by suspected Daesh militants in the town of Arish.
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 …
Prosecutor General Nabil Sadek on Sunday dropped investigations against Mona Mina, the Doctors Syndicate’s undersecretary, due to lack of significance, according to state-run media outlet EGY News.
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.
A citizen’s right to protest her government peacefully, a core democratic freedom, is severely restricted in most Arab countries, and Egypt is no exception. Egyptian authorities over many decades have relied upon one law in particular to suppress popular protest.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) have called for the release of at least 26 Egyptian workers who have been arrested and charged in connection with peaceful strikes and protests.