State Terror in Egypt: Is It Time for Accountability?

Source: Arab Center Washington DC

Author(s): Khalil al-Anani

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Egyptians have been living under a cruel dictatorship since the summer of 2013. The numbers of political detainees, extrajudicial killings, deaths in prison due to torture and medical negligence, forced disappearances, and mass trials and death sentences are by all accounts unprecedented in Egypt’s modern history. Furthermore, since General Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi took office in 2014, Egypt has become a dark and terrifying place for political activists, opposition groups, journalists, civil society and human rights organizations, and even those who once were allied with Sisi after the coup of 2013. More importantly, Sisi’s repression is indiscriminate. It has reached people in all walks of political life including secularists, liberals, Islamists, leftists, and anyone who dares to criticize or oppose the regime. Therefore, it is not a surprise that Egypt’s record of human rights violations over the past seven years is simply horrible.

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