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.
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 Military Is Under Pressure to Loosen Its Grip on Economy
Egyptian President Sisi is showing few signs of dismantling the military’s business interests, despite pressure from the IMF and Persian Gulf backers
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.
‘Refrigerator’: a nightmare which haunts detainees in Egypt
“Refrigerator” is a term used to describe small rooms inside the Egyptian police stations affiliated with the Egyptian National Security Agency (an internal intelligence agency), which hosts many detainees in inhumane conditions, without being subject to any judicial or legal oversight.
Egypt to list two army-affiliated companies for investors
The Egyptian government announced that two military-affiliated companies operating in the local market will be listed on Wednesday, while an initial public offering (IPO) advisor had been contracted to facilitate the necessary data for potential investors.
Austin, Sisi reaffirm US-Egypt military ties amid criticism
US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi reaffirmed their countries’ close military ties Wednesday, Sisi’s office said, during the Cairo leg of Austin’s regional tour.
Egypt: political prisoner Al-Morsi tortured to death
Egypt’s security agents have tortured Mohammad Al-Sayyed Al-Morsi to death in the Damietta detention centre. The Arabic language teacher, 52, was detained on 21 February and subjected to systematic torture in the centre run by the National Security Agency, said his family.