Dual Egyptian-US citizen Aya Hegazy and seven others were acquitted by Cairo Criminal Court on Sunday of charges stemming from their work at the Belady Foundation for Street Children, the nongovernmental organization Hegazy co-founded with her husband.
Human Rights Watch is urging Egyptian authorities to disclose information relating to the whereabouts of four Palestinian men affiliated with neighbouring Gaza’s governing authority Hamas.
A 19-year-old prisoner in Egypt’s Borg al-Arab prison died from a brain tumour on Thursday after authorities refused to release him for medical treatment.
President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi asserted on Thursday that he will only run for the upcoming presidential election in 2018 if the Egyptians are seeking this, during a televised interview with the US based TV channel FOX news, noting that dictatorship has no longer a place in Egypt.
From the perspective of the Egyptian government, the Monday meeting between US President Donald Trump and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was a major victory.
Leaders of repressive governments, like Egypt’s and China’s, have long braced themselves for bilateral visits with American presidents and Cabinet officials, because they know they will be hearing about human rights and freedom of speech.
A nineteen-year-old detainee in Borg al-Arab Prison went into a coma as a result of complications from a brain tumor, according to a medical report released on Monday from Borg al-Arab’s government hospital.
Rights group have slammed US President Donald Trump ahead of a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, whose regime has killed and imprisoned thousands of people.
US President Donald Trump will not publicly discuss human rights issues in Egypt during a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday, signalling yet another departure from Obama’s policy.
Egyptian prisoner, Ahmed Amin Ghazali, who has been on hunger strike in protest against his solitary confinement, is dying slowly in prison, Amnesty International has reported on its official Twitter account.