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Egyptian man sentenced for sexual offenses in case that sparked nationwide movement

Allegations against Ahmed Bassam Zaki were first brought to light by the whistleblower account ‘Assault Police’ on Instagram and Twitter, and included heinous crimes like child molestation, sexual assault and rape

Egyptian activists released Egyptian authorities release EIPR activists after massive international campaign  

The activists from the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights – Gasser Abdel-Razek, Karim Ennarah and Mohammed Basheer – are still facing serious charges, such as joining a terrorist group, funding terrorism and undermining public security

Egypt activist arrested Persecution of political prisoners and activists intensifies in Egypt

Imprisoned human rights activist Gasser Abdel-Razek has been subjected to cruel treatment in prison, claimed his lawyers. Meanwhile, on Monday, a criminal court in Cairo designated 28 Egyptians, including prominent activists, as terrorists

Human rights organizations condemn arrest of Egyptian activists

Three functionaries of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, Gasser Abdel-Razek, Karim Ennarah and Mohammed Basheer, have been arrested over the past week. They have been sent into pre-trial detention

Egypt political prisoners release Egyptian court orders release of over 600 political prisoners and detainees

A criminal court in Cairo ordered the release of detainees being held in remand under 19 different cases. As per claims by family members and lawyers, over 300 detainees were released on Tuesday, with more expected to be released in the coming days

Detained journalist released, Egypt Egyptian journalist Basma Mostafa released on bail after international uproar

Mostafa was on an assignment for the news website Al-Manassa to cover the killing of a protester by the police during anti-government demonstrations in the south of the country

basma-mostafa arrested Egypt Journalist Basma Mostafa arrested in Egypt

Basma Mostafa was arrested when she went to cover protests following the alleged murder of a man in a police raid last week. Media reports say she has been accused of spreading false news and joining a terrorist organization

One year of anti-government protests in Egypt

While corruption was the central issue for the protests last year, this time around people are also protesting spiralling inflation, frequent demolition of houses and the mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic

1 killed, hundreds arrested in anti-government protests in Egypt

The Day of Rage protests on September 25 saw thousands taking to the streets. Massive protests took place in Egypt over the week on the anniversary of similar protests in 2019

Anti-government protests in Egypt mark anniversary of landmark agitation

Hundreds of protesters came out in different cities of Egypt denouncing president Sisi’s regime despite a pre-emptive crackdown by the government. These come a year after similar massive protests

Protest against custodial death in Egypt Protests follow yet another custodial death in Egypt

26-year-old Islam Al-Ostraly was arrested after an an argument with a police officer last week. While the police claim that he fell ill in prison and died of a ‘circulatory attack, signs of extreme torture were reportedly found on his body

Egyptians stand up against sexual violence

A case against a rich alleged rapist has sparked outrage across the country, leading to an amendment to legislation to conceal the identities of survivors – but is it enough?

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