France is set to receive President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi of Egypt December 7. President Al-Sisi has a track record of undemocratic governance.
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Increasing repression on journalists has “chilled” the media in Egypt. There are concerns over the recent arrest of the brother of a prominent journalist.
The push for democracy during the Arab Spring failed in Egypt. This was ultimately because of the groundwork laid down by the Hosni Mubarak’s regime.
Liberal, leftist and Islamist forces unified during the 18-day uprising around the demand for Mubarak to leave but with no plan of what to do next.
Egyptian forces targeted one of the last remaining independent news outlets Saturday, arresting and detaining a journalist in an undisclosed location.
Egypt’s corrupt military junta has resorted to repression of protests as a means to leave Egyptians in the dark about what’s happening in the country.
Trump has called Egypt junta leader al-Sisi his “faourite dictator” and lauded him as a great leader. But protests in Egypt show Trump is wrong.
Chaotic protests across Egypt this weekend prompted by junta corruption videos underscore the population’s weariness with economic hardship.
Egyptian authorities should protect the right to peaceful protest in upholding Egypt’s obligations under international human rights law.
The United Nations Human Rights Council should use the upcoming review of Egypt’s human rights records to address unprecedented levels of repression.