At around 2am on Saturday 9 April a large blue fishing boat carrying hundreds of African migrants and their children capsized just off the coast of Egypt.
Egyptian-Irish detainee Ibrahim Halawa wrote a letter from Wadi Al-Natrun prison on Tuesday, which was later published by international media outlets, detailing the conditions of his imprisonment, as well as the torture, injustice, and oppression to which he is subjected.
Kuwait, the UAE and Bahrain have been mediating to end the differences between Egypt and Saudi Arabia, sources in Cairo have revealed.
Italy’s deputy public prosecutor Sergio Colaiocco arrived in Egypt on Tuesday and met with Egypt’s prosecutor general Nabil Sadek to discuss recent developments in the investigation into the death of Italian student Giulio Regeni earlier this year in Egypt.
The fourth Egyptian, Cypriot, and Greek tripartite summit put the illegal immigration crisis and the constant flow of refugees streaming from crises across the region at the top of the agenda.
On Saturday military strongman Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi promised to punish the “wrongdoers” responsible for the boat that capsized off the coast of Egypt last week. At least 194 people drowned after the overcrowded vessel gave way to the sheer number of people on board; 169 people have been rescued but …
A report was released on Saturday by a coalition of non-governmental organisations (NGO) showing that Egypt remains behind in terms of its international commitment to human rights, despite President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s defence of his human rights record during a recent visit to New York.
Hours before President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi left for the UN General Assembly, an Egyptian court ruled that the assets of five prominent human rights activists and three non-governmental organisations would be frozen. The justification for this ruling was that the groups had received foreign funding without state approval.
Egypt’s foreign ministry denounced on Sunday US statement demanding the release of US-Egyptian dual citizen Aya Hegazy, who is detained on charges related to running a local foundation for street children.
Following Saturday’s verdict to freeze the assets of several prominent NGO figures and organisations, the European Union (EU) said that “increased pressure on human rights organisations and defenders is not in line with Egypt’s commitments to promote and respect human rights”.