human rights in Egypt
Social media influencers arrested Egypt Five social media influencers arrested in Egypt for making a satirical video

All five face serious charges—such as being a part of a terrorist organization, funding terrorism, committing acts of terrorism, and spreading false news—and have been placed in detention for 15 days

Political prisoner deaths Egypt Death of political prisoners leads to concerns over human rights in Egypt

Rights groups have accused the Abdel Fattah al-Sisi-led regime in the country of pursuing a policy of deliberate negligence when it comes to the condition of prisons, which are overcrowded due to the state crackdown on political opponents

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

Latin American and Caribbean movements call for united struggle and other stories

Today we look at the 3rd Assembly of ALBA Movimientos, the ongoing boycott of Israeli courts by Palestinian administrative detainees, and more

Prisoners release Egypt 3,723 prisoners freed in Egypt including prominent leftist Hossam Mones

40 pre-trial detainees had been released from prison after receiving presidential and police pardons earlier

Egypt prisoners release 41 political prisoners freed in Egypt ahead of Eid

Egypt, among the world’s top jailers, has approximately 65,000 political prisoners out of a total prison population of about 120,000. As many as 26,000 of them are in pre-trial detention 

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”

German arms sales to Egypt must meet human rights criteria, foreign minister says

The German decision is in line with the coalition government’s position of reducing arms sales to non-European and NATO countries. Egypt is the leading recipient of German weapons

Student leader released on bail in Swaziland, persecution of Egyptian lawyer and other stories

Today we look at the release of a student leader in Swaziland, the persecution of a human rights lawyer in Egypt, and more

Bayoumi - lawyer missing in Egypt Human rights lawyer in Egypt slapped with terrorism charges

Osama Bayoumi was arbitrarily detained after authorities raided his home in capital Cairo last week on Saturday. He has been working as a defense attorney for several political prisoners in Egypt

Egypt death sentences Egyptian court condemns 10 Muslim Brotherhood members to death for carrying out attacks against security forces

The death sentences were issued a day after the US government canceled military aid worth USD 130 million to Egypt over the declining human rights record

US-Egypt arms deal US approves massive arms sale to Egypt despite deteriorating human rights situation 

The USD 2.5 billion arms deal was approved despite calls by rights groups and even some members of Congress for a tougher stance on Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who Donald Trump once called “my favorite dictator”