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Have terrorists infiltrated Egypt’s Interior Ministry?

The assassination of Egyptian state prosecutor Hisham Barakat on June 29 indicates an increased risk of terrorist attacks in Egypt. Experts’ explanations range from simply poor planning to the possibility that terrorist and extremist organizations — including the Muslim Brotherhood — have cracked the Interior Ministry’s security services.

Disappeared, dead, and dismissed: AFTE records rise in students abuses as academic year ends

Disappearances, deaths, and arrests of students in Egypt’s universities have escalated towards the end of the academic year, as documented in the Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression’s (AFTE) monthly reports on students’ rights.

Egypt’s epidemic of police violence and impunity

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi apologised to lawyers earlier this week for “the individual act” of a police officer assaulting a lawyer at a police station in the Nile Delta city of Damietta. However, he stopped short of suggesting a plan to end police abuses which rights organisations say are rampant in Egypt under the …

Joint Letter to Chancellor Angela Merkel Re: President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s Visit to Berlin

On the eve of a visit to Germany by Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi a number of leading international human rights organisation wrote an open letter to the German chancellor Ms Angela Merkel. It reads: