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Egypt: Sisi is using human rights defenders as a bargaining chip

Egypt’s crackdown on members of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) forewarns of a second wave of branding civil society work as “terrorism”, in a bid to silence the last remaining independent human rights activists in the country.

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Calls on UN to intervene on behalf of Egypt detainees

An international law firm based in London and Istanbul has called on the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and the UN Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances to immediately intervene on behalf of an Egyptian family that has suffered torture in detention.

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Bracing for the Biden era, Egypt’s Sisi intensifies brazen crackdown on human rights

The recent security crackdown against a prominent Egyptian human rights group has left observers questioning whether Egypt’s regime is taking advantage of the final months of the Trump administration before an inevitable recalibration of ties under Joe Biden.

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