Egypt


Alaa Abdel Fatah’s Sentence Confirmed By Egyptian Court Ff Cassation

The highest appeals court in the Egyptian Court of Cassation confirmed Alaa Abdel Fatah’s sentence from 2013 for breaking a law that bans protests and “endangering the public interest.” Abdel Fatah is an Egyptian activist and blogger who became popular with the public during the 2011 Arab Spring. With 18 […]


Finally, An End To The Palestinian Rift?

Since the administrative rift of 2007, when Palestine was divided into the Hamas-controlled Gaza and Fatah’s West Bank, various attempts at governmental reconciliation have failed. One such attempt in 2014 under a ‘Unity Government’, a merger of the opposing political factions, created an institution considered to be greatly in favour […]


Egypt’s LGBTQ Community Not Illegal But Publicly Condemned

Indie-rock band Mashrou’ Leila may face a performance ban in Egypt after multiple controversial arrests at their recent show in Cairo. Seven concertgoers were arrested after waving LGBTQ pride flags throughout the performance. The Lebanese band and openly gay lead singer Hamed Sinno, have previously been prevented from performing in Jordan. […]


Outrage In Egypt After Rainbow Flags Waved In Concert

Seven people have been arrested for displaying rainbow pride flags at a Mashrou’ Leila concert in Egypt. They were arrested after photographs from the concert were published online, providing evidence for what Egyptian officials claim is an act of “promoting sexual deviancy.” No official charges have yet been laid against […]


UN Human Rights Experts Raise Concerns Over Egypt’s Widening ‘Assault On Free Speech’ 

In late August United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression, David Kaye, and Special Rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism, Fionnuala Ní Aloáin, raised concerns with the Egyptian government’s attempts to counter “violent extremism.” They argued that the blocking of news websites and the unlawful detention of journalists was […]


The Islamic State Kill 18, As Al-Sisi’s Methods Of Torture Come To Light

On Monday, the Islamic State (IS) claimed yet another deadly attack, killing at least 18 Egyptian police officers through using a roadside IED and an ensuing gun battle. The horrific attack occurred on the Sinai Peninsula, near the Israeli border, a region, which is plagued by conflict since the Egyptian […]