The Sinai Peninsula has been a hotbed of militancy for years but security forces also face accusations of human rights abuses.
Rolling back democracy won’t remove the desire for freedom in the Arab world.
Human Rights defenders say 'grossly unfair trials' have become the norm since the 2013 military coup against a democratically-elected government.
Muslim Brotherhood's acting leader Mahmoud Ezzat was believed to have fled the country but after seven years of speculation on his whereabouts, he has been arrested in Cairo.
The West’s normalisation of Sisi is a huge pillar of the stranglehold he has over the lives of every Egyptian.
Egypt’s military led by current president, Abdel Fattah el Sisi, overthrew the country’s only freely elected president, Mohamed Morsi, in 2013 after little over a year of democracy.
The country's transition to democracy ended in widespread political polarisation - and the media added fuel to the fire.
The Egyptian government easily silences or dismisses critics but even President Sisi is having a hard time ignoring one wealthy exile sparking protests in Egypt.
Autocrats have often used the facade of democracy to give their hold on power a veneer of legitimacy.
As calls grow for a transparent investigation into the cause of death of the former Egyptian president, here are some key points Egypt needs to address.
Mourners perform 'salaat al ghaib' for former Egyptian president, the funeral ceremony held when a person's body is not present.
Egypt's first and only democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi died in a courtroom amid allegations that he was banned from receiving medicine or visits. However, the United States and European countries have remained mum on his death.
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