Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
Cost of living crisis worsens in Egypt soon after the IMF loan deal

Egyptians, already reeling under a cost of living crisis amid record-high inflation, are suffering a further erosion of purchasing power

“There’s no explanation for Israel to be killing women and children,” says Lula in Egypt

Brazil’s president made the statement during his visit to Egypt and while Israel was escalating attacks against Rafah

Turkish President Erdogan makes rare visit to Cairo ending decade-long hostility

The Turkish and Egyptian Presidents demanded an immediate ceasefire in Gaza. The countries have been at odds since the coup that overthrew then Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi in 2013

West Asian governments take assertive stances against Israeli occupation and its crimes

A large number of Arab and other West Asian countries have defied the US pressures and openly taken a stand against the Israeli war in Gaza for the first time in decades

“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

Egyptian presidential elections Egypt announces presidential elections in December amid deepening political and economic crisis

It is expected that President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi will contest for a third term. El-Sisi won the 2014 and 2018 elections with huge margins following what critics described as sham processes

Egyptian activist Mohamed Adel Rights groups urge Egyptian government to release imprisoned political activist Mohamed Adel

After having already spent five years in pre-trial detention, Adel was sentenced this week to four years in prison on charges of spreading false news and involvement in an unlawful group, among others

Mahmoud Hussein state persecution Egypt Activists Mohamed Adel and Mahmoud Hussein face state persecution in Egypt

The continued persecution of activists brings into question the legitimacy of claims made by President Abdel Fatah el-Sisi that the state is trying to engage with the opposition through the so-called national dialogue initiated earlier this year

Gamal Zeyada arrest Egypt Egyptian activists and rights groups demand release of father of journalist Ahmed Gamal Ziada

Gamal Ziada, father of journalist Ahmed Gamal Ziada, was arrested on charges of spreading fake news. Over 300 individuals and groups have demanded his immediate release and an end to attacks on freedom of expression and the press

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

Political prisoner Zaki pardoned Egypt Political prisoners Patrick Zaki and Mohamed el-Baqer are free

Patrick George Zaki had been sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday while Mohamed el-Baqer, the lawyer of Alaa Abdel Fattah, was serving a four-year term. Rights organizations have urged Egypt to free all political prisoners

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