Writer Dr Nasr Hamed Abu-Zeid branded an apostate

Recent articles in Egypt

A picture taken during a guided tour organized by the Egypt's State Information Services shows a mounted police officer on his horse in Tora prison, Cairo, 11 November 2019, MOHAMED EL-SHAHED/AFP via Getty Images

Seven necessary steps to stopping Egypt’s human rights decline

Five leading human rights organizations in the country call for the urgent implementation of seven necessary measures to end the unprecedented deterioration in human rights.

Special riot police forces take their places before a parade, Cairo, Egypt, 3 April 2021, Vassilis A. Poularikas/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Egypt’s human rights abuses highlighted in open letter to European Bank president

IFEX joins over 20 organisations in highlighting how Egypt’s worsening rule of law and human rights abuses represent non-compliance with the mandate of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

A picture taken during a guided tour organised by the Egyptian State Information Service shows inmates resting in their cell at Borg el-Arab prison, near the city of Alexandria, 20 November 2019, MOHAMED EL-SHAHED/AFP via Getty Images

Building Egypt’s expansive and oppressive prison system

A new report from the Arab Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) reveals how Egypt built dozens of jails since the January 2011 revolution to keep thousands of prisoners, including roughly 65,000 prisoners of conscience, behind bars.