More than 50 US Democratic lawmakers have urged Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to release human rights activists, lawyers, journalists and other prisoners of conscience “before their unjust imprisonments become death sentences in the face of massive Covid outbreaks”. In a letter sent on Monday, the 55 politicians, led by[…]
Abdel Fattah el-Sisi removed any remaining doubt last week, as he formally announced his intention to seek a second term in Egypt’s upcoming presidential elections. The Egyptian army chief-turned-president’s announcement surprised few experts, who say Sisi is almost guaranteed to be re-elected, after he made it nearly impossible for any[…]
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has said a suicide bomber carried out the attack that killed 24 Christians during Sunday Mass at a Cairo chapel adjacent to St Mark’s Cathedral, the seat of Egypt’s ancient Coptic Orthodox Church. It was among the deadliest attacks to ever target Egypt’s Coptic minority,[…]
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi on Thursday cancelled a trip to South Africa to attend the African Union Summit after a group of lawyers filed an official legal request for his arrest. The Egyptian president was supposed to arrive Friday in Johannesburg to lead his country’s delegation in the African[…]
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has apologised to the nation for human right abuses committed by the police. “I apologise to every Egyptian citizen who has been subjected to any abuse. I am accountable for anything that happens to an Egyptian citizen,” Sisi said on Sunday, a year after he[…]
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