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 …
Abdel Moneim Abouel Fotouh, former chair of the Strong Egypt Party, is to serve out a 15-year prison sentence on terror charges that will keep him behind bars until 2035.
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.
Egypt’s main liberal opposition movement said Sunday it would not nominate a presidential candidate in the election expected next year, after its frontrunner was sentenced to six months in prison.
An Egyptian court has sentenced political activist Hisham Kassem to six months in prison over charges that stemmed from an online spat with a former minister and opposition figure.
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.
Mahmoud Hussein, known for his prolonged detention linked to wearing an anti-torture T-shirt, was arrested on Wednesday in the same case he was granted release for seven years ago, lawyer Khaled Ali said.
Egyptian opposition activist Hisham Kassem has begun a hunger strike in custody, his supporters said on Saturday, in protest against what he considers as politically motivated detention.
Egypt’s clampdown on political dissent increasingly includes family members of activists living abroad. The government has also admitted to leveraging the release of individual political prisoners for financial aid.