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UK minister in Egypt for investment talks as mass trial of activists continues

A British government minister has been criticised for travelling to Cairo to discuss investment in Egypt despite concerns raised by human rights groups about the mass trial of activists who could face death sentences if convicted.

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Egypt to amend controversial NGO law as Sisi visits Washington

Leading up to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s Tuesday meeting with US President Donald Trump, intense lobbying efforts were underway in Washington from civil society groups and some US officials for the American leader to raise human rights concerns with his counterpart. 

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