Egypt
Political prisoner deaths Egypt Death of political prisoners leads to concerns over human rights in Egypt

Rights groups have accused the Abdel Fattah al-Sisi-led regime in the country of pursuing a policy of deliberate negligence when it comes to the condition of prisons, which are overcrowded due to the state crackdown on political opponents

Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah Safety of jailed Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah feared amid communication blackout

Fattah’s family has had no contact with him for over 10 days, even as he continues a nearly 120-day long hunger strike against his unjust and inhumane incarceration. An icon of the 2011 revolution, the activist is serving a five year sentence for “broadcasting false news undermining national security” 

EU-Israel gas deal Human rights groups denounce EU’s gas deal with Israel 

The Europe Union is looking for alternative sources of gas supply in an attempt to reduce dependence on Russian gas following sanctions imposed against the country after its attack on Ukraine

Egypt political prisoners Rights groups urge Egyptian government to form inclusive plan for prisoners’ release

The rights groups also condemned the authorities for continuing the persecution and arrests of human rights defenders, political activists, and others, noting that the number of arrests exceeds the number of releases

Prisoners release Egypt 3,723 prisoners freed in Egypt including prominent leftist Hossam Mones

40 pre-trial detainees had been released from prison after receiving presidential and police pardons earlier

Egypt prisoners release 41 political prisoners freed in Egypt ahead of Eid

Egypt, among the world’s top jailers, has approximately 65,000 political prisoners out of a total prison population of about 120,000. As many as 26,000 of them are in pre-trial detention 

Egyptian activist on hunger strike Imprisoned political activist Alaa Abdel Fattah goes on hunger strike in Egypt

40-year-old Fattah is reportedly being kept in solitary confinement under heavy supervision without access to books or exercise. He is serving a five-year jail term for “spreading fake news and undermining national security”

Egypt workers protest Egyptian factory workers protests non-payment of wages following one worker’s suicide

Egyptian security forces responded heavily to the protest and sit-in by workers outside the Universal Appliances factory, using tear gas canisters to break up the protests 

Hunger strike by Egyptian prisoner Political prisoner Walid Shawky goes on hunger strike to expose medical negligence in Egyptian jails 

Walid Shawky is accused of being a member of a terrorist organization and has been in jail since October 2018. Under the Abdel Fattah el-Sisi regime, tens of thousands of political prisoners have faced harrowing conditions, especially medical negligence

German arms sales to Egypt must meet human rights criteria, foreign minister says

The German decision is in line with the coalition government’s position of reducing arms sales to non-European and NATO countries. Egypt is the leading recipient of German weapons

Bayoumi - lawyer missing in Egypt Human rights lawyer in Egypt slapped with terrorism charges

Osama Bayoumi was arbitrarily detained after authorities raided his home in capital Cairo last week on Saturday. He has been working as a defense attorney for several political prisoners in Egypt

Egypt death sentences Egyptian court condemns 10 Muslim Brotherhood members to death for carrying out attacks against security forces

The death sentences were issued a day after the US government canceled military aid worth USD 130 million to Egypt over the declining human rights record