The releases under the el-Sisi government come in a country that consistently features in the list of those with the highest number of political prisoners.
Tag: Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
Hunger Strike in Egypt
Under the Abdel Fattah el-Sisi regime, tens of thousands of political prisoners have faced harrowing conditions, especially medical negligence.
THE ANGRY ARAB: Biden’s Mideast Policy No Better Than Trump’s
The current U.S. administration has thus far endorsed (or tolerated) two coups: one political in Tunisia and a blatant military overthrow last week in Sudan, writes As`ad AbuKhalil.
Biden’s Broken Vow Against ‘Blank Check’ for Egypt
Critics decry the White House’s decision to release millions in aid that is supposed to be subject to human-rights conditions.
White House Seeks $200 Million Arms Sale to Egypt
The request to Congress comes days after relatives of a prominent Egyptian American activist were arrested and jailed.
What Happened to the Global Uprisings of a Decade Ago?
Ten years have slipped by since a man named Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire in the Tunisian town of Sidi Bouzid, begins Vijay Prashad.
Israel’s Involvement in Libya’s Civil War
For several reasons, Israel has joined various Arab powers to back a strongman in Libya, explains Giorgio Cafiero.
Of Animals and Monsters and Missiles over Damascus
It seems to be very difficult to be the leader of a state, particularly a strong and/or ideologically driven leader, and not end up a “monster,” muses Lawrence Davidson.
The Why Behind Egypt’s Coup
Egypt’s military coup meshed with the geopolitical interests of Saudi Arabia and Israel, but the toppling of the country’s first democratically elected government was driven by other factors, including the history of a politically powerful military, as ex-CIA analyst Paul…