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Egypt: Threats to Human Rights Watch Staff

On May 28, 2019, Human Rights Watch released a report, “‘If You Are Afraid for Your Lives, Leave Sinai!’: Egyptian Security Forces and ISIS-Affiliate Abuses in North Sinai,” which details the serious abuses, including war crimes, Egyptian government forces and ISIS-affiliated militants have carried out in North Sinai.

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Is Egypt hosting the African Commission to cover human rights abuses?

The timing could not have been more perfect for Egyptian President Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi. His country will host the next session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights (ACHPR) scheduled to take place from 24 April to 14 May 2019 at a time when Egypt ranks as one …

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Egypt sentences juveniles to death in violation of own laws, says rights group

At least 2,443 people, including minors at the time of their arrest, have been sentenced to death by Egyptian courts between 2011 and 2018, according to rights group Reprieve. The majority, the organisation says, have been handed out since President Abdel Fatah el-Sisi seized control of the country in a 2013 …

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