2013 military coup in Egypt
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi elected for a third term

Al-Sisi got almost 90% of all votes despite his government’s failure to address economic crisis in the country and allegations of widespread suppression of dissent

“Are we not brothers in blood, suffering, and historical conflict?”: Egyptians defy repression to stand with Palestine

The people of Egypt have defied repression, persecution to stand with the Palestinian people. Following mass protests in solidarity with Palestine on October 20, over 40 people were arrested by authorities

Activist Hisham Kassem arrest Egypt Egyptian authorities arrest publisher and activist Hisham Kassem

Hisham Kassem faces charges of slander and verbal assault. He is the leader of the political group al-Tayar al-Hurr (the free current), formed in June this year, which plans to support an opposition presidential candidate against President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in the upcoming elections next year

Patrick George Zaki Egyptian court sentences activist and scholar Patrick George Zaki to three years in prison

Patrick George Zaki has been accused of disseminating false news about the country’s internal conditions to disturb security and social peace. His case is emblematic of the large-scale crackdown by the Abdel Fattah el-Sisi government on rights and freedoms in Egypt

Egypt’s decade of dictatorship and repression

On the 10th anniversary of the coup by then Defense Minister and current President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, an Egyptian journalist writes about the circumstances in which it took place and the struggles of the people over the past decade

10 years of Sisi regime in Egypt A decade after military coup, Egyptians continue to struggle with authoritarian rule

Despite strong popular discontent, the regime of General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has been sustained in power by the US and its regional allies such as the Gulf monarchies as it is willing to play a the role of a proxy in the region 

Egypt’s repressive regime is enabled by US and allies

Rania Khalek of BreakThrough News explains how Egypt acts as a US proxy in the region and how the backing of western powers and Israel enables its government to continue repressive policies domestically

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

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”

How Pegasus played a role in Israeli diplomacy, Egypt’s betrayed revolution and other stories

Today we look at a New York Times’ report on the Pegasus spyware, the fate of the 2011 Arab Spring protests in Egypt, and more

Alaa Abd El-Fattah is not defeated

Laila Soueif speaks to Vijay Prashad about her son Alaa Abd El-Fattah and repressive crackdown against all expressions of democracy in Egypt

Egyptian activist Sanaa Seif released Egyptian human rights defender Sanaa Seif freed after 18 months in jail

Seif was convicted on March 17 on charges including “spreading fake news”, “using social media to terrorize people” and “disturbing state peace and security” after being held in pre-trial detention since June 2020