Category Archives: Egypt

A week of violence and curfew

By Diana Eltahawy, Amnesty International’s Egypt researcher Tension is palpable in Cairo’s eerily empty streets. The night-time curfew imposed last Wednesday following the violent dispersals of pro-Morsi sit-ins has transformed the buzzing metropolis into a near ghost town. The atmosphere … Continue reading

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Special tour of the pro-Morsi sit-in after torture allegations

By Mohamed Lotfy, Amnesty International researcher on Egypt Last week, Amnesty International researchers gathered testimonies alleging that supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi had tortured members of a rival political camp at a sit-in. This week, my colleague Mohamed Elmessiry … Continue reading

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‘Fish out of water’ yet again: Palestinian refugees from Syria in Egypt

By Neil Sammonds, Amnesty International’s Syria researcher Bahaa, a Palestinian refugee from Syria, has taken a short break from his precious decorating job to take me to meet his family in 6th of October City, a satellite city of Egypt’s … Continue reading

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Egypt: Time to address violence against women in all its forms

By Diana Eltahawy, Amnesty International’s Egypt researcher Violence against women in Egypt gained national and international attention following a series of well-publicized sexual assaults on women in the vicinity of Tahrir Square earlier this year during protests commemorating the second … Continue reading

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Egypt’s opposition activists in the dock

By Amnesty International’s delegation in Egypt Arriving at court in Cairo’s Fifth Settlement district court on 13 May, we saw supporters of political detainees and members of the riot police. Opposition activists, human rights lawyers, and friends and supporters had … Continue reading

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