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Egypt: Seven years after the coup, repression reigns as the economy tanks

Egyptians who demonstrated in support of Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s coup in the summer of 2013 likely expected, at a minimum, increased political freedom and an improved economic situation.

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Not Black and White: The Complex History of Racism in Egypt

A month on from the killing of George Floyd – an innocent Black man – at the hands of police in Minneapolis, USA, conversations about racial inequality have risen to a crescendo in America. Persisting protests are laying bare grievances that are centuries old and the events’ impact is rippling …

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HRW: Egypt uses Covid-19 as cover for new repressive powers

The Egyptian Parliament on April 22, 2020 swiftly approved government-proposed amendments to the 1958 Emergency Law which will give additional sweeping powers to President Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi and security agencies, Human Rights Watch said today. President al-Sisi should return the amendments unsigned to Parliament, which should revise the many abusive …

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Egypt: Coronavirus Could Spread Like Fire in Prisons

The coronavirus outbreak has given Egypt’s military regime an opportunity to improve its popularity, which declined sharply after an Egyptian construction contractor, Mohamed Ali, accused the government of corruption in September 2019. The claim that state and army budgets were being used to build palaces for President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi …

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HRW: Egypt’s Security Forces Disappear, Torture Children

Egyptian police, National Security Agency, and military officials arbitrarily arrested, forcibly disappeared, and tortured children as young as 12 while prosecutors and judges turned a blind eye, Human Rights Watch and the rights group Belady: An Island For Humanity said in a report released today.

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