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Uighurs arrested in Egypt face unknown fate

Mahmoud Muhammad and his family were not home when Egyptian security forces knocked on the door of their flat in Cairo’s Nasr City on June 30. An hour later, security forces returned in full riot gear and forcefully entered the flat, sniffer dogs in tow. The Egyptian officers questioned other …

US officials discussing withholding some aid to Egypt over NGO law

US officials are discussing whether to withhold a portion of US assistance to Egypt to protest Egyptian passage of a law that imposes restrictions on non-governmental organisations, a senior administration official said on Wednesday.

Egypt prosecutors extend detention of Qaradawi’s daughter

Egypt’s prosecutors have renewed the pre-trial detention of the daughter of prominent Islamic scholar Yusuf Al-Qaradawi and his son-in-law for 15 more days on the accusation that she belongs to the “terrorist” Muslim Brotherhood group.

Fifty Years On, a Defeat at Israel’s Hands Haunts Egyptian Military Veterans

Staggering and confused from the heat and the rapid capitulation of the Egyptian army during the short lived Six Day War, Ibrahim El Sayed was dumbfounded when the Israeli soldier who was to capture him as a prisoner of war spoke to him flawlessly in an Egyptian Arabic accent.

Egypt sets up national council to fight terrorism

Egypt established a national council for combating terrorism today, giving it broad authority to set policies aimed at “fighting extremism”, a presidential decree stated.

Report: The Role of the Public Prosecution in Egypt’s Repression

In an updated POMED Report, The Role of the Public Prosecution in Egypt’s Repression, and a new issue of the report in Arabic, Egyptian lawyer and legal researcher Mohamed El-Ansary closely examines the central role of the Office of the Public Prosecution in the repression of dissent in Egypt. El-Ansary describes …