Political persecution in Egypt
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

Detained Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah ‘at risk of suicide’ and other stories

Today we look at the continued persecution of Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah, a hunger strike announced by Palestinians imprisoned by Israel, and more

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”

Egyptian authorities release historian on bail following lengthy interrogation at airport

Alia Mosallam, an Egyptian historian and a postdoctoral fellow at Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Berlin, was detained for over 17 hours at the airport upon arrival before being released on bail

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 

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