Egypt steps up ‘unprecedented’ crackdown on NGOs

Egypt steps up ‘unprecedented’ crackdown on NGOs

In an ongoing assault on human and civil rights groups, the Egyptian government froze the assets of several NGOs and activists this week, raising a chorus of criticism from the international community. An Egyptian court on January 11 froze the assets of Mozn Hassan, director of the Nazra for Feminist Studies; Mohamed Zaree, head of […]

‘Unprecedented spike’ in Egypt forced disappearances, says Amnesty

‘Unprecedented spike’ in Egypt forced disappearances, says Amnesty

Egypt’s police have been implicated in an “unprecedented spike” in enforced disappearances since early 2015 aimed at quashing dissent, Amnesty International said in a report Wednesday. “Enforced disappearance has become a key instrument of state policy inEgypt. Anyone who dares to speak out is at risk,” said Philip Luther, Amnesty’s Middle East and North Africa […]