Category Archives: Egypt

Journalism is not a crime

By Conor Fortune, News Writer at Amnesty International One brisk but unseasonably sunny winter morning I found myself on the roof of my London office, some gaffer tape over my mouth and a camera trained on my face. Close to … Continue reading

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Egypt: ‘Women face rape and even death when they participate in public gatherings’

Ahmed Ezz, a mechanical engineer, talks about his voluntary work with Operation Anti-Sexual Harrassment/Assault (OpAntiSH), an activist organization based in Cairo, Egypt, known for intervening in sexual assaults by mobs in Tahrir Square. When people find out that a woman … Continue reading

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‘There is no justice in Egypt any more’

  By Nicholas Piachaud, Campaigner on North Africa at Amnesty International No parent should have to bury their child. But a year ago, the parents of teenager Gaber Salah Gaber Ahmed – also known as “Gika” – told us they … Continue reading

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More violence as Egyptians mark 6 October

By Diana Eltahawy, Egypt researcher at Amnesty International “Some people are going to the streets to celebrate, others to die.” These words, uttered by an injured pro-Morsi protester, sum up what happened last Sunday when Egyptians took to the streets … Continue reading

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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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