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Egypt’s epidemic of police violence and impunity

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi apologised to lawyers earlier this week for “the individual act” of a police officer assaulting a lawyer at a police station in the Nile Delta city of Damietta. However, he stopped short of suggesting a plan to end police abuses which rights organisations say are rampant in Egypt under the …

Paper: ‘Sovereign’ meeting held to decide on financial corruption reconciliation bill

Egypt’s sovereign ministries, including defense, interior and foreign ministries, met on Monday during a four-hour closed-door meeting to decide on the financial corruption settlement law and the formation and terms of reference for the National Committee of Experts for Financial Settlment and Reconciliation, daily newspaper Al-Watan reported. The newspaper said that the Transitional Justice Minister …