The families of at least 18 political prisoners being detained in Egypt have been denied their visitation rights over the last 10 days.
Four Egyptian students, including an Al-Azhar University undergraduate, who filmed and published a video on YouTube mocking Christians hymns and prayers, were arrested in Al-Sharqia governorate on Saturday, according to an interior ministry statement.
Egypt’s Attorney General Nabil Sadek ordered the detention of 22 defendants for four days pending investigations over joining gangs smuggling Egyptians and foreign refugees in the region to European and other states.
More disturbing episodes of intimidation against Coptic Christians took place this month in the village of Manshiyet Zaafarana in Minya governorate, 240 kilometers (150 miles) south of Cairo.
Egypt’s Public Prosecution issued a statement on Wednesday refuting findings published in a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report that accused the National Security Agency of routinely torturing political prisoners and the prosecution of being complicit for neglecting such violations.
Egyptian security forces have arrested 54 people, including suspected members of the Muslim Brotherhood, for planning to hold protests and commit violence on the anniversary of the 2011 uprising, the Interior Ministry said on Tuesday.
The past truly is a foreign country, just as Egypt has become to me. Three months before the seismic events of 25 January popular uprising I gave birth to my only son at a maternity hospital a few kilometers away from Tahrir square where many mothers lost their sons and …
The Egyptian authorities yesterday tightened the security measures across the country’s public areas ahead of the eighth anniversary of the 25 January uprising which overthrew the former president Hosni Mubarak.
A total of 64 militants have been killed during a number of police and military operations that took place over the last few days, according to two separate statements issued by Egypt’s Armed Forces and Interior Ministry on Tuesday.
Egypt’s Ministry of Interior granted inmates one exceptional visit on the occasion of the 67th Police Day on January 25.