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Family members of Egyptian activists now living abroad are being targeted by security forces and arrested on vague charges, as an effort by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to muzzle critics

Political prisoners in Egypt have been prohibited from receiving specific food, including fruits and bread, from their visiting families, according to a new report.

In Sisi's Egypt, even children are political prisoners

Ariane Lavrilleux

In Sisi's Egypt, even children are political prisoners

In-depth: Ten years after the Arab Spring, Sisi rules Egypt with an iron fist. Under the guise of fighting terrorism, civil society has faced an unprecedented crackdown, including children.

US sells $200m in weapons to Egypt despite abuses

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US sells $200m in weapons to Egypt despite abuses

The missile sale comes despite hopes of a tougher stance on Egyptian President Sisi from the Biden administration.

Al-Jazeera journalist returns home after four-years in Egypt prison

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Al-Jazeera journalist returns home after four-years in Egypt prison

Mahmoud Hussein was detained at Cairo airport in 2016 when he arrived on a family vacation from Doha. On Saturday, he returned to his home after ...

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Egypt frees Jazeera journalist after 4 years jail: security

There had been repeated calls for his release, including from human rights watchdog Amnesty International, after a Cairo prosecutor in May 2019 ordered he be freed from jail.

Horriya Marzouk

Legacy of resistance: A family portrait of Egypt's uprising

In-depth: The Seif family became prominent figures in Egypt's uprising, confronting oppressive regimes which have made them pay dearly - ...

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UK must stop supplying arms to Egypt regime: CAAT

CAAT has urged the UK government to stop supplying arms to Egypt's military regime.

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Egypt arrests cartoonist for marking January 25th Revolution anniversary

Egyptian authorities arrested a cartoonist for posting a video that marked the tenth anniversary of the January 25th pro-democracy uprising.

Ten years on, did Egypt's January 25 revolution fail?

Horriya Marzouk

Ten years on, did Egypt's January 25 revolution fail?

In-depth: Further from the aspirations of the 2011 revolution than ever before, will the demand for 'bread, freedom and social justice' ever be ...

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Prisoners of conscience suffer in Egypt's 'horrid prisons': Amnesty

To mark 10 years since the uprising in Egypt, Amnesty International released a report detailing the human rights abuses occurring in the ...

Arab Spring exiles look back on Egypt uprising

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Arab Spring exiles look back on Egypt uprising

A decade after the January 25 uprising, thousands of protesters are estimated to have fled to escape the President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi ...

Egypt buries a decade of hope and tyranny

Sam Hamad

Egypt buries a decade of hope and tyranny

Comment: Sisi has all but extinguished Egyptian dissent. Whether a new US president can force him into reforms he doesn't want to make remains ...

New Egypt uprising 'inevitable,' say Muslim Brothers

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New Egypt uprising 'inevitable,' say Muslim Brothers

A spokesman for the Muslim Brotherhood has predicted that Egypt will witness an uprising against the practices of President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi.

Egypt seizes assets of <em>Morsi</em>, 88 Muslim Brotherhood members

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Egypt seizes assets of Morsi, 88 Muslim Brotherhood members

An Egyptian court ordered the seizure of assets of former president Mohamed Morsi and 88 other members of the banned Muslim ...

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Explosion hits gas pipeline in Egypt's North Sinai

The explosion along the main gas pipeline supplying North Sinai's capital did not cause any casualties, the provincial governor said.

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Al Azhar issues fatwa forbidding Muslim Brotherhood membership

The move follows similar actions by Saudi Arabia and the UAE's fatwa councils.

Paul Iddon

How Putin's Russia helped crush the Arab Spring

Analysis: Putin has always endorsed authoritarian rule in the Middle East and Russia has profited significantly from the brutal subversion of ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

HRW accuses Egypt of 'collective punishment' of inmates

'Egyptian authorities are apparently imposing collective punishment on hundreds of inmates in Scorpion Prison,' said HRW.

Is the Arab Spring still relevant a decade later?

Amr Salahi

Is the Arab Spring still relevant a decade later?

In-depth: Ten years after the Arab Spring broke out, the hopes of protesters for democracy and social justice have failed to materialize, but ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Macron and Sisi: Geopolitical ambitions eclipse human rights abuses

Analysis: Macron views Sisi's human rights violations as a minor inconvenience to France's strategic objectives in the region.

Egypt 'opens trial' of acting Muslim Brotherhood leader

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Egypt 'opens trial' of acting Muslim Brotherhood leader

Egypt has commenced a trial for the acting Muslim Brotherhood leader.

IS steps up Sinai fight with bombs in homes

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IS steps up Sinai fight with bombs in homes

The IED attacks that have multiplied in the vast, remote and sparsely populated region which authorities have declared off-limits to journalists.

EU scraps sanctions on family of Egypt ex-leader Mubarak

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EU scraps sanctions on family of Egypt ex-leader Mubarak

The measures, which saw the freezing of funds owned by the late Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak and his family, were scrapped by the European ...

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