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.
Reporting about Friday’s Eid Holiday celebration violence in Egypt underscored the extent to which the Egyptian authorities have commandeered the country’s media narrative.
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.
In Egypt, attempting to counter police abuse and torture could lead to being interrogated and jailed — no matter what a person’s status is.
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 …
The Ministry of Interior opened the new 15th of May Prison on Thursday, to reduce overcrowding inside security directorates and police stations.
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:
Scores of Fayoum Central Security Forces (CSF) troops protested late on Tuesday over mistreatment by the leadership of their security camp. A meeting with the Fayoum governorate’s security chief early on Wednesday, however, ended their protest.
Egypt’s Court of Cassation accepted a policeman’s challenge of a prison sentence handed to him for killing a suspect in 2011, ordering his retrial on Wednesday.
A Cairo criminal court ordered the arrest of the police officer accused of being responsible for the killing of activist Shaimaa al-Sabbagh earlier this year, during a trial session on Sunday.