Numerous Egyptian lawyers who dared defend a politically sensitive case have ended up in jail. Charged with such bogus accusations as “joining a terrorist cell,” they may be detained indefinitely due to the Kafka-esque practice of “rotating.”
Egyptian President Sisi shocked the world with a speech at the World Youth Forum. “Money is the most important thing in life,” Sisi has repeatedly claimed. But does that mean he can trample the constitution and auction an entire nation and its people to the highest bidder?
It seems that Egypt, the country with the biggest population in the Arab world, intends to also own the region’s largest prison. Meanwhile, our fear is that the whole country is being turned into one big prison…
On paper, Lebanon and the United Nations guarantee Syrian refugees a carefree education. In reality, the travesty requirement for official documents means less than one percent of Syrian children make it to 9th grade.
The Israeli government has been trying to silence the Palestinians and remove social media content that criticizes Israeli policies and practices, especially through the cyber unit, which was previously headed by Emi Palmor.