Dozens of Egyptian activists and protesters have been arrested over the weekend after protests erupted, mainly in the capital, Cairo and the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, in support of the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, who have been targeted by a deadly and indiscriminate bombing campaign by Israel for over …
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.
Egyptian state security forces detained dozens of young people in the early hours of Tuesday, 3 October, in Marsa Matrouh province who protested against the deteriorating decade-long socioeconomic conditions, hours after President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced his intention to run for a third term in forthcoming December elections.2
Egyptian authorities’ “widespread and systematic” use of torture is “a crime against humanity”, rights groups said Monday in an appeal to the United Nations to review Egypt’s rights record.
An Egyptian human rights group has called for the release of the mother of a political prisoner who was arrested after a raid on her home in Cairo last week.
The father of Belgium-based Egyptian journalist and human rights advocate Ahmed Gamal Ziada was released on Tuesday after 28 days of arbitrary detention, according to a post on X (formerly Twitter) by Ziada.
Egyptian poet Galal al-Behairy attempted to kill himself in prison where he has been held for five years, according to the Pen International rights group.
At least 35 registered volunteer campaign staff of Egypt’s presidential hopeful Ahmed Tantawi have been detained by the National Security Agency (NSA) in a wave of arrests that began three weeks ago, according to a report by the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) on Friday.
An Egyptian state security prosecutor renewed on Sunday, 10 September, the dentation of several women for 15 days, pending further investigations into the charges of allegedly supporting and fundraising for a terrorist group.
Egyptian authorities arrested a social media influencer on Tuesday who has promoted an application that charges users for Umrah by proxy, according to a lawyer who lodged a complaint against the self-styled preacher.