Democrats urge Egypt’s Sisi to free dissidents before jail terms ‘become death sentences’

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[…]

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US House Democrats pass what could be first ‘Muslim civil rights bill’

The US House of Representatives on Wednesday passed legislation that would repeal the Trump administration’s controversial ‘anti-Muslim’ travel ban, in what has been called the first Muslim civil rights bill in US history. The bill would outright prohibit any future president from using religious discrimination as grounds for restricting immigration.[…]

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