Egyptian authorities are refusing to provide identity documents, including passports, birth certificates, and national IDs to critics living abroad.
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Egyptian authorities reportedly detained hundreds of people in a nationwide crackdown following calls for anti-government protests.
Towards Ramadan’s end on April 24, Egyptian authorities freed about 40 unjustly detained, including journalists. But this changes nothing.
On February 10 and 11, 2022, three Egyptian activists went on hunger strike to protest their lengthy pretrial incarceration.
Egyptian-Palestinian activist Ramy Shaath denounced Egypt as “a big cell” weeks after his release from jail and departure for France.
An Egyptian court Monday gave activist Alaa Abdel Fattah a 5 years prison term, the latest that seen him spend the last decade in prison.
As part of a decade-old criminal probe, Egyptian authorities summoned at least five human rights activists for questioning in July 2021.
There is a contradiction between Egypt’s rapid development of the digital economy and state control of the media, with arrests of tiktokers.
Westerners’ interpretations of events and Arabs’ perceptions of themselves are still muddled a decade after the Arab Spring.
The conviction of Sanna Seif by an Egyptian court on bogus charges of false news aim to hide the government’s bad human rights record.