Alaa Abdel Fattah
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

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 

Neamatallah Hisham detained Egypt In Egypt, wife of jailed rights lawyer detained for 13 hours over social media post detailing abuse in prison

Neamatallah Hisham was abruptly arrested after making social media posts shedding light on the brutal treatment meted out to her husband, Mohammed El-Baqer, in solitary confinement, as well as the maltreatment of other prisoners

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

Daily Round-up | UN expert demands lifting of Syria sanctions & other stories

In today’s episode, we take a look at a report on the impact of sanctions on Syria, news of Alaa Abdel Fattah’s health, a protest in Madrid over healthcare, and developments in Venezuela-Iran cooperation

Alaa Abdel Fattah’s life hangs in balance as al-Sisi govt. remains stubborn

Concerns remain about the life of Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah who had escalated his hunger strike 10 days ago. His family on Monday received a letter indicating he was alive

Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah Alaa is alive: Family receives letter from Egyptian activist

Egyptian authorities have repeatedly denied visits to Alaa’s family members even as reports of him being force-fed have emerged, raising concerns about his life. Alaa is incarcerated in the Wadi al-Notrun prison near Cairo

Daily Round-up | Pressure mounts on Egypt to release Alaa Abdel Fattah & other stories

In today’s episode, we bring you stories of calls to free Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah, Venezuelan president Maduro’s speech at COP27, two years of the Arce government in Bolivia, and a planned strike by British university staff

Political prisoners Egypt Defying global calls, Egypt continues persecution of political activists  

Egyptian authorities have arrested two more lawyers in an apparent attempt to scuttle the nationwide call for protests this Friday. The head of a rights group said that over a 1,000 people have been detained in the last few weeks

Alaa Abdel Fattah escalates his months-long hunger strike in prison, stops consuming water

Alaa’s family members and human rights groups have urged the leaders participating in the ongoing UN climate conference, COP27, to pressurize the Egyptian government to release all political prisoners

Daily Round-up | Bolsonaro supporters resort to blockades, violence, after election loss & other stories

In today’s episode, we bring you stories of Bolsonaro supporters resorting to violence after the election, Alaa Abdel Fattah intensifying his strike, Russia’s c;clarification on the grain deal, and a warning strike in Germany