Pro-Sisi newspaper calls the MP an ‘unruly leftist’ as colleagues in parliament initiate proceedings against him for criticising constitutional amendments aimed at strengthening Sisi’s rule last year.
The country’s authoritarian regime says that the emergency law prevents instability, but independent analysts say it’s a political tool used to suppress dissent.
Opponents of the Egyptian government live in fear as anti-government protests lead to a crackdown on dissent.
More than 1,000 people have been detained by Egyptian authorities, including academics and a journalist.
Defying the stringent protest ban, hundreds of Egyptians mobilised in various towns and cities to participate in protests against the country’s autocratic leader Abdel Fattah el Sisi. Security forces are now cracking down hard on protestors.
Film producer and businessman Mohammed Ali fled Egypt after accusing the country’s military rulers and President Sisi of corruption. A campaign he started is picking up steam on social media and now he wants people to get out on to the streets.
Mohammed Ali, who has fled to Spain, says Egypt’s military owed him more than $13m for building projects and says billions of dollars have been wasted due to corruption by Sisi and top army officials.
Autocrats have often used the facade of democracy to give their hold on power a veneer of legitimacy.
The murder of Jamal Khashoggi and the death of Mohamed Morsi are symbols of an age where ruling through force invites no accountability and in turn, is rewarded.
Sisi overthrew Egypt’s only democratically elected president in a military coup in 2013 and then imprisoned him until his death.
Egypt's first democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi buried in eastern Cairo's Medinat Nasr under heavy security, his lawyers say, a day after his death inside a court following years of worst detention conditions.
Most world powers have aided or stood by silently as revolutions have been crushed across the Middle East and North Africa but the people's desire to rid themselves of tyranny is still alive.
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