The political prisoner’s collection of writings are a reminder that the prospects for democracy in Egypt remains bleak, writes Bronwen Mehta, as the case draws international attention at Sharm el-Sheikh.
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Spotlighting Jailed Egyptian Activist Ahead of C0P27
Human rights blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah, a British citizen, completed 200 days of a hunger strike last week and relatives are worried about his survival.
In the Dark Political Prisoners Wish for Light
Vijay Prashad scans a world full of political prisoners and conveys a message from one of them in Casa Blanca.
Lessons From the 10th Anniversary of the Egyptian Uprising
In marking the anniversary of the Egyptian uprising, it is deceptive to celebrate a revolution. The word “revolution” has been bandied about a lot since 2011, writes As’ad AbuKhalil.
Trump’s Confused Embrace of Egypt’s Sisi
Exclusive: President Trump’s tolerance of Egypt’s Saudi-backed crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood and other political opposition groups is sending more mixed signals in the Middle East, writes Jonathan Marshall.
How Trump Builds Up More ‘Bad Karma’
The U.S. government – and now President Trump – have a long record of palling around with oppressors, such as the leaders of Israel and Egypt, creating more “bad karma” for the nation, observes Lawrence Davidson.
Egypt’s Dangerous Turn
Egypt’s military regime is suppressing political opposition even more ferociously than the longtime Mubarak dictatorship while also collaborating in the strangulation of Gaza, writes ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar.
Obama’s Egypt Policy Breeds Terrorism
Exclusive: President Obama has gotten in line behind the Israeli-Saudi preference in Egypt for the brutal dictatorship of Gen. al-Sisi over the elected (but now deposed) Muslim Brotherhood government of President Morsi, a posture so shocking that even some U.S.…