Abdel Fattah al-Sisi
Egypt political persecution Rights groups renew pressure on Egypt to commute death sentences in 2013 Rabaa square violence case

At least 26 members of the now banned Muslim Brotherhood are facing execution for their alleged participation in the protests at Rabaa square against the military coup in 2013 which deposed democratically elected president Mohammed Morsi 

Senate probe seeks to charge Jair Bolsonaro as COVID deaths cross 600k and other stories

Today we look at an upcoming senate report on the Brazilian government’s COVID-19 response, the trial of Egyptian officers in the murder of Italian researcher Giulio Regeni, and more

US military aid to Egypt US resumes military aid to Egypt even as jailed activist Alaa Abdel Fattah threatens to commit suicide

US president Joe Biden had said during his presidential campaign last year that there will be no more “blank checks for Trump’s favorite dictator,” referring to Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

Esraa Abdel Fattah among six released in Egypt after months in pre-trial detention

The released detainees still face charges against them including “joining a terrorist group” and “spreading fake news”

Egypt’s parliament passes law to dismiss government employees with alleged links to terrorist groups

Along with being fired, the employees in question will also be subject to asset freeze and a 60-day travel ban. The parliament also extended the country’s state of emergency, in place since 2017, for another three months starting July 24

Protests continue against police killing of Daunte Wright in the US and other stories

Today we look at the crackdown on protests for Daunte Wright, plans to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan, Egyptian journalist Khaled Dawoud’s release from prison, volcano eruptions in St.Vincent and the Grenadines, and an increase in uranium enrichment announced by Iran

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

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 

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

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

Egyptian troops may be deployed in Libya Egyptian parliament approves armed forces’ deployment in Libya

Last month, Egypt had threatened “direct intervention” in Libya if the Turkish-backed Government of National Accord did not back off from its mission to take back the eastern city of Sirte from Khalifa Haftar’s forces

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