Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

A man holds a placard depicting Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sissi and reads he is a criminal as he stages a protest by the National Assembly in Paris, Dec. 8, 2020. 

Powerful countries break their silence on Egypt’s human rights abuses 

Human rights

It’s the first time the UN council has weighed in on the situation in Egypt in seven years. And, it represents a policy shift by the US, which was among 31 countries that brought a resolution forward.

Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zied, known by his nickname Shawkan, gestures in a soundproof glass cage.

10 years after the Arab uprisings, Egypt at ‘lowest point’ for human rights

Human rights
A man walks with a crowd at night with the Egyptian flag behind him.

Bestselling Egyptian author says he’s being sued for ‘insulting’ the government

Global Politics
Supporters of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Tahrir Square after presidential election results in Cairo, Egypt April 2, 2018. President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi won 97 percent of the vote with virtually no opposition.

The arrest of an Egyptian satirist shines a light on the government’s system of intimidation

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A voter's finger is marked with ink at a polling station during the second day of the presidential election in Alexandria, Egypt, March 27, 2018.

Egypt targeted ‘fake news’ ahead of presidential elections

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