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Egypt to press for arrest of Sisi outspoken critic Mohamed Ali

An Egyptian court dealing with threats to national security has tasked the government with addressing the International Criminal Police Organization — Interpol — to arrest three Egyptians, including a construction contractor in self-exile, for inciting the public against the government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

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Arab Council calls for halt to execution of 12 Muslim Brotherhood members

The Arab Council, a human rights body, yesterday called on the international community and rights groups to help stop the implementation of death penalties against 12 Muslim Brotherhood members upheld by the Egyptian judiciary early this week.

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Egypt demands Italy extradite persons accused of smuggling antiquities

The Egyptian government called on INTERPOL and the Italian authorities to hand over Italian diplomats on charges of smuggling thousands of Egyptian artifacts to Italy, in a case dating back to the years between 2016 and 2018. In addition,Italy has demanded the extradition of the killers of researcher Giulio Regeni.

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Egypt: World Bank warned funding for Covid-19 is neglecting jailed doctors

The World Bank was urged by Human Rights Watch on Wednesday to support medical workers who have been arrested for criticising Egypt’s Covid-19 response, as the bank prepares to give Cairo millions of dollars to combat the pandemic.

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IMF Should Demand Transparency for Egypt Military’s Firms: HRW

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) should demand the Egyptian government disclose financial information about military-owned businesses as part of required reporting on state-owned enterprises, before releasing the next tranche of funding under an ongoing loan program, Human Rights Watch, Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, and the Freedom Initiative said …

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