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Bracing for the Biden era, Egypt’s Sisi intensifies brazen crackdown on human rights

The recent security crackdown against a prominent Egyptian human rights group has left observers questioning whether Egypt’s regime is taking advantage of the final months of the Trump administration before an inevitable recalibration of ties under Joe Biden.

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Will Europe stop covering up the crimes of the Egyptian regime?

The impunity of the Egyptian regime, Europe’s “indispensable” partner in fighting illegal migration and counter-terrorism measures, continues to shock and brutalize. Europe’s partner uses the privileges of this partnership beyond pleasing its European allies and sometimes against them. Cairo has been instrumentalizing these issues to clamp down on critics and …

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US senators urge Egypt to release detained Coptic activist

A bipartisan pair of US senators have urged Egypt to release a Coptic Christian activist imprisoned for a year. Republican Thom Tills and Democrat Chris Coons, co-chairs of the Senate Human Rights Caucus, wrote to the Egyptian embassy in Washington DC last month about detainee Ramy Kamel.

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