Political prisoners in Egypt
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 Safety of jailed Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah feared amid communication blackout

Fattah’s family has had no contact with him for over 10 days, even as he continues a nearly 120-day long hunger strike against his unjust and inhumane incarceration. An icon of the 2011 revolution, the activist is serving a five year sentence for “broadcasting false news undermining national security” 

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 

Report: UK counterterrorism policy Islamaphobic, violates child rights and other stories

Today we look at the People’s Review of Prevent-UK’s “counter terrorism” strategy, the US DEA’s targeting of Bolivia’s coca growers’ movement, and more

Hunger strike by Egyptian prisoner Political prisoner Walid Shawky goes on hunger strike to expose medical negligence in Egyptian jails 

Walid Shawky is accused of being a member of a terrorist organization and has been in jail since October 2018. Under the Abdel Fattah el-Sisi regime, tens of thousands of political prisoners have faced harrowing conditions, especially medical negligence

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

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”

Alaa Abd El-Fattah is not defeated

Laila Soueif speaks to Vijay Prashad about her son Alaa Abd El-Fattah and repressive crackdown against all expressions of democracy in Egypt

Israeli forces, settlers attack Palestinian villages in the West Bank and other stories

Today we look at attacks by Israeli forces and settlers on villages around Nablus, the conviction of a police officer for the murder of Daunte Wright in the US, and more