The Coptic Cost: Intersectional Sectarian Violence In ‘Arab-Winter’ Egypt

In 2011, as part of the Arab Spring uprising, Egypt’s then-president Hosni Mubarak was forced from office after almost 30 years of presidency. The following power vacuum led to a struggle between the country’s growing democratic movement, and religious elites seeking to consolidate their power, with the Supreme Council of […]

Five Years Later, Egyptian Government Dodges Accountability For Rabaa Massacre

Last Tuesday marked the fifth anniversary of Egypt’s Rabaa massacre. The Egyptian government arrested thirteen alleged Muslim Brotherhood members, accusing them of stirring up protests. The ministry statement said, “We received information that they had been planning to hold meetings…with the aim of provoking citizens to mark the fifth anniversary […]

Egypt Is On A Dangerous And Bleak Path

BBC recently reported on August 18th that the Abdel Fattah el-Sisi government, a military-installed leadership, has enforced legislation about “cybercrimes.” The law gives the government the power to block or shut websites they perceive to be a national security. Any website administrators that seem to be suspicious can be prosecuted. […]

Egyptian Court Sentences 75 People to Death for Participating in Nonviolent Sit-in

An Egyptian court sentenced 75 people to death this past Saturday for their participation in a 2013 sit-in. The sit-in was in support of former President Mohammed Morsi of the Islamic Brotherhood, who was overthrown in a coup led by current President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Although initially peacefully, government forces […]