US Must Call Out Egypt Over Human Rights Record

October 07, 2020

In 2013, Egypt’s first democratically elected president, Mohamed Morsi, was overthrown in a military coup. At the same time, the 2012 Egyptian Constitution was suspended. Shortly after, in 2014, the former defense minister and commander of the armed forces, General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, a...

Opposing Repressive Regimes in the Middle East Is a Death Sentence

July 22, 2020

The ruling by Bahrain’s top judicial body, the court of cassation, on July 13 to uphold the death sentences of Mohammed Ramadhan and Husain Moosa has been decried by human rights organizations, condemned in the UK House of Lords and questioned in the British Parliament. Whether...

Egypt’s Crackdown on the Media Is Sisi’s Consolidation of Power

June 06, 2018

Despite the lack of tangible threats to his presidency, the intensification of Sisi’s attacks on news outlets and social media is likely part of his larger effort to consolidate power. The Egyptian government’s recent crackdown on international news outlets and social media represent...

The Murder of Giulio Regeni, Two Years On

February 08, 2018

Two years after the murder of Italian PhD student in Egypt, there is still no progress on bringing the perpetrators to justice.  Giulio Regeni, an Italian PhD student researching the Egyptian Federation of Independent Trade Unions at Cambridge University, disappeared in Egypt on January 25,...