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Egypt Arrests Renowned Human Rights Activist And Journalist

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 11.09.2015 | World

Egypt arrested a prominent journalist and human rights advocate on Sunday after he was questioned by military intelligence over a report he published...

Icon Of Egypt's Revolution Speaks From Behind Bars

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.31.2015 | World

Alaa Abdel Fattah, one of the most recognizable faces of Egypt's 2011 revolution, has been locked up time and time again for speaking out against inj...

An Al-Jazeera Journalist, His Wedding, And His Words

Ahmed Charai | Posted 07.12.2015 | World
Ahmed Charai

I believe in a future in which Muslim spiritual leaders and Islamist activists no longer view their faith or their fellow Muslims in these terms -- and where those Westerners who believe in fairness, equality and justice for all open their hearts to all the peoples of the region, not just a privileged few.

One Year After the Massacre: Hope for Egypt?

Sara Khorshid | Posted 10.15.2014 | World
Sara Khorshid

The president, the military and the security apparatus -- as well the masses who back them -- need to realize (if they haven't already) that slaughtering hundreds of their opponents and detaining thousands more cannot leave the country safer or place it on a track for development.

UN's Top Human Rights Official Slams Egypt's Mass Death Sentence

Reuters | Posted 06.29.2014 | World

GENEVA, April 29 (Reuters) - The top United Nations human rights official on Tuesday condemned Egypt's sentencing of 683 people to death, saying tha...

Supporting Repressive Governments Does Not Enhance Security

Neil Hicks | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics
Neil Hicks

While it may be true that soft-pedaling objections to repression and human rights violations can make for a more cordial diplomatic relationship with authoritarian rulers, it is a fantasy to suppose that condoning violations of human rights and denial of basic freedoms will lead to stability.

Using the 'T' Word to Justify Human Rights Abuses

Engy Abdelkader | Posted 04.12.2014 | World
Engy Abdelkader

From China to Burma to Egypt, some governments invoke the "T" word to justify official conduct that runs afoul of international human rights law.

American Recounts Arrest in Egypt

Brian Dooley | Posted 04.06.2014 | Politics
Brian Dooley

Since the military-backed government ousted the elected civilian president Morsi in a coup in July, journalists and film makers have become particular targets.

Amnesty: Egyptian Authorities 'Trample On Human Rights'

Reuters | Posted 03.25.2014 | World

CAIRO, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Egypt has seen state violence on an "unprecedented scale" since the army deposed Islamist President Mohamed Morsi last Jul...

Amnesty International: Torture, Abuse Continues In Egypt

AP | By BEN HUBBARD | Posted 07.19.2011 | World

CAIRO -- Egyptian authorities continue to restrict freedom of assembly, torture detainees and try civilians in military courts, highlighting the urgen...

Is it Time to Rethink Human Rights?

Saad Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Saad Khan

What is the point of campaigning for human rights when there are serious human rights violations in your own backyard?

EXCLUSIVE: Cairo Under Siege Ahead Of Obama's Speech

Huffington Post Contributor | Hossam el-Hamalawy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Right before he took off from DC, on what the media has been depicting as some "odyssey," to address the Muslim World from Cairo, President Obama had ...