Biden Administration’s Decision to Reprogram Military Aid to Egypt Is Necessary but Insufficient

Following the January 30 deadline, the Biden administration decided that it will reprogram $130 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Foreign Military Financing (FMF) originally intended for the brutal government of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. The United States had withheld this military aid since mid-September of last year pending the Egyptian government’s fulfillment of […]

Joint letter: Human Rights Concerns Following the US-Egypt Strategic Dialogue

November 23, 2021 Human Rights Concerns Following the US-Egypt Strategic Dialogue   Dear Secretary Blinken, Our organizations write to you in response to the disappointing US-Egypt Strategic Dialogue held on November 8-9 in Washington, DC. In the days leading up to the dialogue, the State Department both publicly and privately committed to elevate human rights […]

Egypt: End Harassment of Rights Defender

Verdict on Hossam Bahgat Speech Charges Due November 29 Egyptian authorities should cease the harassment and persecution of prominent human rights defender and journalist, Hossam Bahgat, who faces abusive charges intended to punish him solely for exercising his right to freedom of expression and his human rights activism, 45 human rights organizations said today. The […]

Joint Statement Calls on Biden Administration to Send Strong Signal to Egypt on Human Rights

Joint statement

We, the undersigned groups, are appalled by evidence that the Egyptian government and intelligence apparatus persist in efforts to silence human rights defenders even beyond Egypt’s borders. We call on the U.S. government to condemn these actions. According to Politico, during a June visit to Washington, D.C., the head of Egypt’s General Intelligence Services, Abbas […]

A joint statement recognizing the first anniversary of the death of lesbian activist Sarah Hegazi and announcing the inauguration of a Pride Day for Lesbian and Queer Women from the Middle East and North Africa.

First Annual MENA Lesbian and Queer Women’s Pride Day in honor of Sarah Hegazi   The movements and organizations that have joined in signing this statement support the honoring of Sarah Hegazi’s memory by adopting the thirteenth of June each year as a day of pride for lesbian and queer women from the Middle East […]

السلطات المصرية تتسلح بالأعمال الانتقامية لتكميم أفواه المدافعين عن حقوق الإنسان والأكاديميين وعائلاتهم

داهمت عناصر من الأمن الوطني الأحد ١٤ فبراير الجاري، منازل أبناء عمومة وأعمام المدافع عن حقوق الإنسان محمد سلطان وألقت القبض على أحدهم، وذلك بعد أيام قليلة من مداهمة منزل الباحث الأكاديمي تقادم الخطيب وترويع والديه والتحقيق معهم والتحفظ على هاتف والده وبعض عقود لممتلكات الأسرة، في العاشر من الشهر نفسه. والمنظمات الحقوقية الموقعة أدناه […]