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Egypt: Sisi’s prison plan rubs salt in the wounds of thousands in jail

Days before announcing the imminent inauguration of the largest prison complex in Egypt, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi launched the country’s first national human rights strategy. The prison announcement, made “casually” during a telephone interview with a national talk show, starkly contrasted with the three-hour human rights extravaganza.

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Amid plan to redevelop Nazlet al-Semman, evictions without warning for residents of low-income neighborhood

After finishing a day of work as a Giza tour guide under the blazing August sun, Sayed Omar* returned to his neighborhood, Sin al-Agouz in Nazlet al-Semman, to find his house, along with dozens of others, had been reduced to rubble.

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