A former member of parliament died in an Egyptian prison on Monday in the third death in less than 48 hours and the eighth this year, a rights group told Middle East Eye.
Demand-based Movements Under Authoritarianism: The Case of Egypt’s Unlimited Internet Campaign
This paper aims to examine and analyze the monitoring, framing and organization work carried out by the campaign, which has presented an effective model for influencing public policies in authoritarian contexts. The Unlimited Internet campaign provides evidence that even in tightly controlled authoritarian regimes, mission-led movements can open spaces for …
Egypt: former MP is third prisoner to die within 48 hours
A human rights organisation confirmed the death of a prisoner in Egypt on Monday as a result of medical negligence, the third such case within 48 hours. The Egyptian Network for Human Rights said on Facebook that former MP Ragab Abu Zaid Zair, 80, died in the ICU of New …
Egypt: Human rights groups warn of ‘torture and abuse’ at Badr prison complex
Human rights groups said on Monday that collective punishment is taking place at Egypt’s Badr prison complex, as they warned of “numerous suicide attempts and hunger strikes among detainees”.
Egypt’s journalist union elects government critic as chief
Egypt’s journalist union has elected government critic Khaled Elbalshy as its head, amid years of government crackdown on the press and the systematic persecution of journalists.
Alaa Abdel Fattah’s sister to address Human Rights Council as alarm sounded over prison suicide attempts
The sister of imprisoned Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah will appear before the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on Wednesday to campaign for her brother’s release, as a human rights group warned that inmates at Egypt’s recently constructed Badr prison were suffering “horrific abuses”, with many attempting suicide.
Why Does the Global Spyware Industry Continue to Thrive? Trends, Explanations, and Responses
In a striking example, researchers from the Citizen Lab discovered that Egyptian operators were “simultaneously” using Pegasus and Predator spyware to hack the phone of opposition politician Ayman Nour.
UN calls for release of human rights activists in Egypt
The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders said yesterday that she is following the prison sentences issued against lawyers and human rights activists in Egypt with concern. Mary Lawlor also called for their release.
Egypt denies identity documents for dissidents ‘to pressure them to return’
Egyptian authorities are systematically refusing to provide or renew identity documents to dissidents, journalists and activists living abroad, in an apparent attempt to pressure them to return, according to a new report.
Egypt systematically refusing to provide or renew ID for dissidents, says HRW
The Egyptian authorities’ systematic refusal to provide or renew identity documents for dissidents, journalists and human rights activists aims to pressure them to return to “near-certain persecution”, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said.