Local politicians and national security officials have predicted that the “continuous government restructuring activities” carried out by the Egyptian regime president, Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi across the military and police would include “all sectors that could pose a threat to his stay in power.”
The Military’s Immunity in Egypt
On July 16, the Egyptian Parliament approved the Law Concerning the Treatment of Some Senior Officers of the Armed Forces, the latest in a number of legislative maneuvers to consolidate the power of the presidency over the military and provide immunity to senior military personnel who might be accused of …
Egypt’s Authorities Co-opt Transitional Justice in New Draft Law
In a country in which transitional justice has been scoffed at as a secondary concern and in which the legislature has failed to pass a transitional justice law despite a constitutional requirement to do so, many observers found it ironic when Egypt’s House of Representatives preliminarily approved on July 3 …
Egypt’s new defence minister ‘arrested Morsi during coup’: Former official
Egypt’s new defence minister is the man who personally arrested the country’s former president Mohamed Morsi during the 2013 coup that brought Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to power, a former Morsi official has told Middle East Eye.
Who murdered Giulio Regeni?
When the battered body of a Cambridge PhD student was found outside Cairo, Egyptian police claimed he had been hit by a car. Then they said he was the victim of a robbery. Then they blamed a conspiracy against Egypt. But in a digital age, it’s harder than ever to …
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Rabaa’s massacre: The political impact
“His leg is broken. I cannot leave him here,” said a doctor in makeshift hospital in Rabaa al-Adawiya square to a special forces officer.
Two years later: Who is to blame for Rabea?
Two years after the bloody dispersal of the Rabea al-Adaweya protest camp that claimed the lives of more than 1,000 people in August 2013, the Egyptian state insists on one culprit for the violence: the Muslim Brotherhood.