President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who first took power in a 2013 coup, has governed Egypt in an increasingly authoritarian manner. Meaningful political opposition is virtually nonexistent, as expressions of dissent can draw criminal prosecution and imprisonment. Civil liberties, including press freedom and freedom of assembly, are tightly restricted. Security forces engage in human rights abuses with impunity, and physical security is further undermined by terrorist violence centered in the Sinai Peninsula.
Freedom in the World — Egypt Country Report
Egypt is rated Not Free in Freedom in the World 2020, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.
Freedom on the Net — Egypt Country Report
Egypt is rated Not Free in Freedom on the Net, Freedom House's comprehensive study of internet freedom around the globe.
Joint Statement on Biden Decision to Grant Military Aid to Egypt
September 14, 2021
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August 30, 2021
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July 23, 2021
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July 19, 2021
First Annual MENA Lesbian and Queer Woman's Pride Day in Honor of Sarah Hegazi
June 13, 2021
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June 1, 2021