Egypt’s parliament approved a new law governing nongovernment organizations that would maintain many of the existing restrictions on their work.
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Young people were at the forefront of the millions-strong 2011 uprising against the corrupt and authoritarian rule of Hosni Mubarak in Egypt.
The World Movement for Democracy is concerned about the forced disappearance of El-Din, head of housing rights program based in Cairo, Egypt.
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has pardoned hundreds of prisoners and a prominent journalist who had criticized the country’s establishment.
When protests began in Egypt’s Tahrir Square, Hend Nafea was a college student in Banha, north of Cairo. As Youth demanded an end to Hosni’s rule.
As voters lined up outside the polls in Cairo Saturday, music blared and some among the crowds danced and waved Egyptian flags.
Critics of the amendments say that vote will be another step back toward the days of Hosni Mubarak’s three-decade long authoritarian rule.
The changes lengthen presidential terms to six years instead of four, including Sisi’s current mandate. They also increase his control over the judiciary.
Egypt’s top media regulator tightens restrictions on social media accounts with over 5,000 followers if they are deemed a threat to national security.
Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abou Zeid, also known as Shawkan, released after 5 years in prison according to a post from his Twitter account.