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The ‘Egypt Papers’: Here is what we know so far

Over the past week, the investigative French platform Disclose has published a series of stories on Egypt-French relations dubbed the “Egypt-Papers.” The stories hone in on arms and spytech deals between the two countries, as well as a joint counterterrorism mission from 2016 to 2018 that resulted in at least …

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Egypt operation leaks: France takes legal action for breach of defence secrecy

France’s defence ministry filed a legal complaint on Wednesday over a “violation of national secrecy”, after revelations suggesting a French anti-terrorism operation in Egypt was being used for internal repression, the ministry said on Thursday.

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Rights watchdog demands probe into France’s role in airstrikes on civilians in Egypt

A global human rights watchdog, on Wednesday, called on French authorities to “immediately investigate” allegations on involvement in aerial attacks against civilians in a joint “covert operation” with Egypt at the Libyan border in 2016-2018, Anadolu News Agency reports.

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Egypt: UNDP Report Whitewashes Human Rights Violations

The United Nations Development Program’s (UNDP) September 2021 Egypt Human Development Report includes false and misleading claims, Amnesty International, the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, and Human Rights Watch said today. Many of these claims appear aimed at whitewashing grave violations of international human rights law committed by the …

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