The arrest of an Egyptian opposition activist in the city of Luxor after his plane was forced to undertake an emergency landing while en route from Sudan to Turkey has shocked human rights advocates in the country.
Egyptian academic and political activist Taqadum al-Khatib, currently based in Berlin, said on Wednesday his family home had been raided by security forces who interrogated his parents about his activity abroad.
Journalist Basma Mostafa went missing on Saturday while doing reporting in Luxor, the independent news website Al-Manassa reported in the early hours of Sunday morning.
The Luxor village of Awamiyah has been under an effective siege for several days in the wake of the tensions and protests that engulfed the area after a police officer killed 38-year-old Ewais Abdel Hamid al-Rawy, an employee at the Luxor International Hospital and father of two children, in front …
Egyptian activists have announced a “Friday of Rage” after security forces shot a young man dead this week.
Egyptian police killed a man in Luxor during a raid on Wednesday after he objected to police physically and verbally assaulting his elderly father and arrested his brother.
Egypt’s ancient city of Luxor has witnessed a semi-lockdown since Monday as tours of monuments, cultural events and balloon trips were cancelled in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
The Court of Cassation upheld prison sentences against six police personnel convicted of manslaughter over the death of a detainee on Wednesday, according to human rights lawyer Khaled Ali.
A policeman and a civilian were killed and three people wounded in an attack late on Thursday on a patrol in Esna, south of Luxor, the Interior Ministry said.
On Sunday dozens of people protested in front of Esna police station in Luxor, in solidarity with the mother of deceased 28 year-old Ahmed who police claim committed suicide on Saturday.