A subsidiary of a pro-Sisi Egyptian security agency has purchased the al-Hayat television network for more than 1.4 billion Egyptian pounds ($79 million), officials confirmed this week.
A recent diplomatic shake up, announced in early August by presidential decree, indicates the direct role that Egypt’s security bodies, General Intelligence Services in particular, play in foreign policy management.
In the wake of raids by security forces that targeted an alleged IS militant stationing point in the Ard El Lewaa suburb of Giza on Sunday, many questions have been raised about the presence of the group in Egypt’s capital Cairo and other mainland cities.
Egypt has blocked the website of Human Rights Watch just a day after the organisation released a report on systematic torture in the country’s jails. The report, titled “We Do Unreasonable Things Here” and based on the accounts of 19 former detainees and the family of another, claimed Egyptian authorities …
Heaps of unidentified human bones and remains were found by locals on several sites on a desert road near Egypt’s southern province of Asyut, reported Egyptian media earlier this week.
The Paris-based Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has condemned the increasing acquisition of Egypt’s media outlets by businessmen close to the government and intelligence services in a report issued on Tuesday, following the takeover of the privately owned Al-Hayat channel.
Egypt has failed to meet basic rules of international human rights law as widespread arbitrary arrests, enforced disappearances and torture against dissidents have become common since 2013, Human Rights Watch (HRW) says in a new report.
A reporter working for the privately owned Al-Bawaba newspaper went missing on August 17 after being arrested by National Security Agency officers, the pro-state newspaper reported on Sunday.
The Italian government denied on Wednesday that the US, during the Obama administration, had given it explosive evidence or actionable information on the involvement of Egyptian security officials in the murder of Giulio Regeni, Italian news agency ANSA reported.
The family of Italian scholar Giulio Regeni plans to visit Cairo on October 3 to “to continue the search for truth and justice” for their son, who was tortured and then killed in Egypt in early 2016.