Foreign Policy: ‘Mubarak Is Free and the Country Is on Fire’

Did Egypt’s revolution just die? CAIRO — Heshan Amin, a 24-year-old student, sits with his head in the hands, just a few hundred feet from Tahrir Square, where he and his friends fought the police during the Jan. 25, 2011 revolution. He had broken the government-imposed curfew to come here when news reached him that … Continue reading

Al Jazeera: Egypt’s sexual assault epidemic

Women at Egypt’s protests often must fight more than the political cause that brought them into the streets.  It is the night of July 3, and on the streets of downtown Cairo thousands are celebrating the ousting of Egypt’s deposed president, Mohamed Morsi. But below ground, in the police booth of Tahrir Square’s metro station, … Continue reading

A make or break moment for Egypt’s President Morsi

Egypt is steeling itself in the run-up to nationwide protests against beleaguered President Mohamed Morsi on the first anniversary of his inauguration.   Sunday’s demonstrations, which organisers claim will “make or break” the Muslim Brotherhood president, are spearheaded by a grassroots campaign Tamarod, meaning “rebel”. It aims to secure enough signatures to a vote-of-no-confidence petition … Continue reading

Security breakdown: Egypt braces for June 30 protests

Heba Morayef: A guardian of rights in post-revolutionary Egypt

Nominated for Time’s prestigious top 100 list, Human Rights Watch country director talks about the ongoing fight for freedoms in Egypt (VIDEO) From antagonising ruling generals to eating doughnuts with Mubarak ministers, meet Human Rights Watch Egypt Director Heba Morayef, once described by a US radio station as Egypt’s guardian of human decency. A familiar … Continue reading

Police brutality in Egypt on rise

France 24 ‘The Debate’: Egypt’s endless revolution, how to break the stalemate

France 24 ‘The Debate’: Egypt’s endless revolution, how to break the stalemate Part 1

“We are fighting a dictatorship. We have to stop it now”

      There will be blood,” 22-year old Diaa Galal told me, amid acrid plumes of tear gas on 26 November, the night before thousands of protesters once again flocked to Tahrir Square in Cairo. No one had seen it coming. On 22 November, just a day after brokering a truce between Gaza and … Continue reading

War of principles: Can free speech exist?

After a week of waiting for America to take action, Egypt’s prosecutor-general on Wednesday announced it had issued arrest warrants for seven US-based Copts and an American pastor over the inflammatory film “Innocence of Muslims.”  The eight, which include the film’s alleged maker Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, face charges which could see them get the death … Continue reading

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