Egypt
Egyptian writer and activist Nawal El Saadawi dies at 89

An academic and a radical voice of feminism and anti-imperialism in the Arab world, she was constantly persecuted by the Egyptian state and religious fanatics for her writings

Sanaa Seif sentenced Egypt Prominent Egyptian activist Sanaa Seif sentenced to 18 months in prison

Sanaa Seif was prosecuted and sentenced on charges of spreading fake news, “disturbing security and peace and disrupting the institutions of the state from their work” and “insulting a police officer”

UN and others urge Egyptian government to stop persecution of activists in the country

Thousands of activists, journalists, lawyers and opposition figures have been thrown in prison in the country as part of a massive, ongoing crackdown on human rights and dissent since the regime of president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi came to power in 2014

Egypt opens Rafah border Egypt reopens its Rafah border with besieged Gaza

The Palestinian embassy in Cairo welcomed the decision, calling it a “result of intensive bilateral discussions and contacts between the Egyptian and Palestinian leaderships”

Global outcry for the release of Egyptian student

Samir was detained by the Cairo police on February 1 and his whereabouts were unknown till Saturday, February 6

Egyptian student Ahmed Samir Santawy remanded to 15 days in prison

Ahmed Samir Santawy, a student of the Central European University (CEU) in Vienna, was detained by the police in Cairo on February 1, leading to an international outcry

Italian student killed in Egypt Activists demand justice for Giulio Regeni who was kidnapped and murdered in Egypt

Giulio Regeni, a 28-year-old Ph.D. student at Cambridge University, was kidnapped on January 25, 2016 from Cairo. His body was found a few days later with torture marks. He had been working on Egyptian trade unions for his dissertation 

Plans to liquidate Egyptian Iron and Steel Company draw protest

The decision by the management of the Egyptian Iron and Steel Company to liquidate the company has led to protests with unions saying that up to 8,000 employees will lose their jobs

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

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