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UPDATE—At least 136 detained in relation to the protests: FDEP

At least 136 people were arrested in the aftermath of the Monday anti-governments protests against the maritime demarcation agreement that transferred the sovereignty of Tiran and Sanafir islands to Saudi Arabia, according to the Front of Defense for Egyptian Protesters (FDEP). Several demonstrations broke out on Monday in Cairo, Giza, Alexandria, Ismailiya, Daqahliya, Sharqeya, Damietta, …

Daily News Egypt

25 April: Egypt’s paradox of repression

State repression has been one of the main characteristics of Egypt’s post-30 June regime. Repression in the post-30 June era has taken on various forms and has been carried out through multiple means, such as direct state violence, despotic legislation, random mass arrests and constitutional violations. The resurrection of the state’s repressive apparatus on the …

Ziad A. Akl

Timeline of talks on Sanafir and Tiran islands

The Egyptian cabinet’s announcement on Saturday that the islands of Sanafir and Tiran have officially been included in the Saudi maritime borders sparked great controversy, prompting a reconsideration of the history of negations between Egypt and Saudi Arabia on the sovereignty of these islands. The Egyptian cabinet’s decision came after nearly six years of bilateral …

Taha Sakr

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