Nine people were arrested in North Sinai this week, after members of the Armed Forces made arrests and fired live ammunition to break up crowds of people from the Roumailat and Sawarka tribes who had gathered on Monday in several villages in Rafah and Sheikh Zuwayed to demand the right …
During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the Egyptian government enforced a partial shutdown that caused severe economic distress, particularly among the poorest segments of the population.
The protests that erupted across Egypt last week to denounce the Israeli onslaught on Gaza drew crowds that were reminiscent of the 2011 revolution, human rights campaigners say.
Abdel Moneim Abouel Fotouh, former chair of the Strong Egypt Party, is to serve out a 15-year prison sentence on terror charges that will keep him behind bars until 2035.
Over 100 people were arrested over the weekend for opposition activity, according to lawyers and people close to the detainees who spoke to Mada Masr.
Dostour Party President Gameela Ismail will no longer seek nomination for President of Egypt, the opposition politician announced on Wednesday, a day after the party’s general assembly voted not to back her candidacy.
Last 4 days for presidential nominations: Sisi & others reach finish line, opposition candidates battle to qualify as supporters face arrests, obstruction
One by one, the 2023 cohort of aspiring presidential candidates are reaching the finish line of the nominations stage, handing over official candidacy applications to regulators.
Opposition parties in Egypt have said individuals seeking to support candidates to stand against President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi have been obstructed from doing so.
Several new candidates have announced their intentions to run for the upcoming presidential elections, including current Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
Exiled Egyptian opposition activist Ghada Naguib was arrested by plainclothed officers in Turkey on Monday without being given a reason, her son told Middle East Eye, warning she may be deported to Cairo as a result.