Amnesty International has urged Egypt to release 24 Nubian activists who were arrested after holding a protest that called on Cairo to respect their cultural rights.
Dozens of Nubian activists were arrested Sunday in Aswan after rallying to demand their right to return to their lands. “We were arrested,” was the last update activist Muhammed Azmy posted to his Facebook on Sunday.
Security forces arrested former member of parliament (MP) Mohammed Al-Omda on Monday in Aswan, according to state-owned newspaper Al-Ahram.
It was only a day before the overthrow of Egypt’s strongman president Hosni Mubarak, on 11 February 2011, that Nubian activist Fatma Emam witnessed a scene that will forever resemble a country she had always dreamed about.
Prime Minister Sherif Ismail met with 13 representatives from the Nubian protesters on Wednesday evening, in which both sides agreed to suspend the protests or any intended escalation for one month from the meeting date to give the government a chance to fulfill the Nubians’ demands, according to state-run Al-Ahram.
A new law drafted by Egypt’s parliament would effectively prohibit independent non-governmental groups in the country by subjecting their work and funding to control by government authorities, including powerful security agencies, Human Rights Watch said today.
Nubians will have priority to certain lands allocated to the state’s 1.5m acres reclamation project operated by the Egyptian Countryside Development Company’s.
The Nubian protest camp on the Aswan-Abu Simbel Road has rejected a government resolution that would grant priority to Nubians in the sale of land around Forkund village in exchange for an end to their protest.
Twenty-six people were sentenced to death and 21 to life in prison for involvement in tribal violence in Aswan two years ago. The case, heard by Qena Criminal Court, involved 163 defendants, of whom: 100 were found innocent, 26 were sentenced to death, 21 were sentenced to life in prison, three …
CAIRO — Bashkatib, an initiative that began in 2013 to help young writers publish their works, is expanding. Egypt is known for its suppression of the press, ranking 159th out of 180 on Reporters Without Borders‘ 2016 World Press Freedom Index. Yet in Minya governorate of Upper Egypt, a small …