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Egyptian authorities have charged Sanaa Seif under the Penal Code and Cybercrime Law for disseminating information regarding Covid-19 in the Tora prison complex in Cairo.

Noam Chomsky, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Arundhati Roy were among the public figures to call for the release of prominent Egyptian activist Sanaa Seif.

Renowned jailed Egypt journalist dies after contracting Covid-19

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Renowned jailed Egypt journalist dies after contracting Covid-19

Prominent Egyptian journalist Mohamed Monir, who had been imprisoned on false news charges, has died of Covid-19.

Sister of prominent Egyptian detainee arrested after protesting assault

The New Arab Staff

Sister of prominent Egyptian detainee arrested after protesting assault

Sanaa Seif, the sister of imprisoned rights activist Alaa Abdel Fattah, was arrested after submitting a complaint about her ...

Family of prominent Egyptian activist beaten outside Tora prison

The New Arab Staff

Family of prominent Egyptian activist beaten outside Tora prison

The elderly mother and two sisters of jailed activist Alaa Abdel Fattah were beaten and robbed by 'thugs' as police stood by, a relative said.

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Egypt to free women arrested over prisoner release protests

Four prominent Egyptian activists are set to be released on bail after protesting for the release of prisoners before the COVID-19 pandemic reaches the unsanitary and overcrowded detention facilites.

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Egypt detains prominent activists for demanding prisoner releases

Egyptian police arrested four prominent women activists as they campaigned for the release of prisoners as the country grapples with a ...

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Egyptian activist given prison sentence for 'insulting the judiciary'

An Egyptian court on Wednesday sentenced activist Sanaa Seif to six months in prison for 'insulting the judiciary' after she ...

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Nine inspirational women from the Middle East

As the new year begins, we take a look at nine inspirational women from the Middle East that you might not have heard of before.

Essam Samir, one of Egypt's 41,000 invisible detainees

Imogen Lambert

Essam Samir, one of Egypt's 41,000 invisible detainees

While many remember prominent Egyptian activist Alaa Abd al-Fattah, Esam Samir, a young farm worker, died in custody, one of the thousands of ...

Amr Khalifa

Alaa, the prisoner who terrifies Sisi

Comment: It is a man behind bars who makes those on the outside dream of freedom, writes Amr Khalifa

Egypt: Why Sisi the Inhumane freed 'celebrity-detainees'

Wael Kandil

Egypt: Why Sisi the Inhumane freed 'celebrity-detainees'

Sisi's pardon of one hundred political prisoners, including al-Jazeera journalists, is a gambit to appease the West and head-off criticism ahead ...

Who did Sisi leave off his pardon list?

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Who did Sisi leave off his pardon list?

Blog: Egypt's president has come under fire over for only releasing 100 political prisoners, while thousands more languish in jails on trumped ...

Jailed al-Jazeera journalists freed after Egyptian presidential pardon

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Jailed al-Jazeera journalists freed after Egyptian presidential pardon

Al-Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed were released after being included in a group of 100 pardoned prisoners pardoned by ...

US list of 'unjustly imprisoned' women leaves out Palestinians

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

US list of 'unjustly imprisoned' women leaves out Palestinians

The US has launched an initiative to highlight cases of women who Washington says have been “unjustly imprisoned” by governments around the ...

Amr Khalifa

Trials of Spring: Hend Nafea and a revolutionary story

Feature: Hend Nafea tells al-Araby al-Jadeed about her fight with Egypt's brutal regime, in one of the most inspiring and iconic stories of the Egyptian revolution documented on film.

Alex Wright

Egyptian students spend Ramadan behind bars

A student activist group has launched a campaign to highlight the cases of imprisoned students who will be spending Ramadan in jail for "merely ...

AAAJ and agencies

Egypt to free 165 protesters but no 2011 leaders

Egypt's presidency says that 165 protesters have been pardoned, but none of the imprisoned leaders of the 2011 revolution are included.

Gigi Ibrahim

We are all Shimaa el-Sabagh now

Comment: Shimaa el-Sabagh died holding flowers and calling for freedom and justice in Egypt. She is one of thousands killed by an unjust and ...

Egypt court reduces protester sentences to 2 years

Abubakr al-Shamahi

Egypt court reduces protester sentences to 2 years

Human rights defenders and secular prominent activists including Sanaa Seif and Yara Sallam, have their jail sentences for ...

Adel al-Ahmadi

Yemeni politicians meet in Potsdam to discuss political transition

The meeting in Germany agreed a list of recommendations for political reconciliation in Yemen to move forward.

Khaled Abol Naga offends Egyptian regime

Al-Araby al-Jadeed

Khaled Abol Naga offends Egyptian regime

Actor may be forced to appear before a military tribunal after posting anti-regime comments on his social media pages.

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