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Egyptian artist Taha Al-Korany painted 20 oil on wood pieces, reflecting impressions about “the most significant” points of revolution
Prosecution says the group founder sent some members to Syria for training
Party calls on the Muslim Brotherhood to “recognise reality”, while Brotherhood-backed Anti-Coup Alliance calls for 3 July protests
Torture victim survivor calls on activists to “Salvage the [remaining] humanity of those imprisoned”
Statement accuses government of “absence of vision”, treachery
Ruling coincides with expressions of concern from international human rights groups over human rights in Egypt, including refugees’ rights
Among them were 53,978 civilians, including 8,607 children.
The detainees belong to a group of 1,079 arrested on the third anniversary of the 25 January Revolution
By Sara Khorshid By now it has become cliché for observers in Egypt and worldwide to say that the Egyptian revolution is dead. Everyone knows it is. Everyone knows that three years after the 25 January uprising, the military and the police have consolidated their decades-long power, corruption continues to dominate the state and all …
As demonstrated on Thursday, when some protesters held a rally downtown demonstrating against the Protest Law and demanding the release of prominent activists, we are looking at a country which is becoming starkly different from what it was in 2011. Of course, while I am not here to bury the 25 January Revolution nor to …
The court will decide the fate of 15 people sentenced to jail and a hefty fine next month
Cairo court upheld conviction of revolutionary activists Maher, Douma, and Adel on Monday amid wide condemnation from political parties, rights groups and foreign governments
How would the man who ignited the Arab Spring view his unintended legacy?
The teaching assistant was notified last week of a three-month suspension pending investigations
Hala Shukrallah will succeed Mohamed ElBaradei
Since 25 Jan and former president Hosni Mubarak’s ouster, Egypt has been in a perpetual stage of transition. All dreams of a better future and rosier outlook have evaporated in the midst of unrest that has kept investors and tourists at bay, stifling economic growth. The economy has been battered ever since, with foreign debts …
Independent statistical database Wiki Thawra reports 108 dead on revolution’s third anniversary – nearly double the official count of 66
Amro Okacha “ aka L’okacha” was born and raised in Cairo. He was raised in the realm of Nubian morals and traditions. He discovered drawing at 17. He is a graduate of the Higher Institute of Cinema, animation department. He worked in an animation studio for a short while. Currently, his focus is on illustration. …
Iranian artist Shirin Neshat’s New York exhibition focuses on Egypt
What an anniversary! I am not sure how many are familiar with the term “revolutionary depression”, but it’s a condition that was so common this last week in Egypt. If you did not run into one of those who were complaining about their revolutionary depression, then it is your own fault for keeping such a …
Tunisia’s dominant Islamist party Ennahda said it expected elections to take place in October.
Amr Khafaga Shorouk Newspaper Columnist Amr Khafaga begins his column stating that it is not strange that the current economic situation of the country is devastated. “Any true revolution is necessarily followed by economic disruptions,” Khafaga writes. He attributes the devastation to the fall of the ruling regime: “It affected the stability which was an …
Human rights groups place blame on security forces for bloodiest day in months
What happened on Saturday, marking the third anniversary of the 25 January Revolution, was simply surreal. Hundreds of thousands, as expected, were in Tahrir Square, celebrating. Posters of Defence Minister Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi were all over the square, with people on live TV “pleading” for him to run for presidency. Any political analyst worth his …
Violence erupts across multiple governorates, leaves 8 dead, 59 injured, and 171 arrested
Key developments in Egypt
Government crackdown has been widened in recent months to target the liberal and secular activists who led the 18-day revolt in 2011
The Secretary-General encourages Egyptians to rediscover common ground
The coalition’s statement comes ahead of third anniversary of the 2011 revolution
Protesters stepped up their attacks, flinging stones and Molotov cocktails but could do little against the tear gas and stun grenades used by the elite Berkut riot police who also fired rubber bullets.