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Eliana Mallouk is Lebanese and works at the Lebanon office of DanMission, a Christian Danish faith-based organisation working for almost 200 years in the Middle East and North Africa, and also in other regions including Asia and Europe. Our main focus is on dialogue, peace building and also on...
Eight human rights organizations have condemned the string of abuses that the family of detained activist ʿAlāʾ ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ have experienced.
In just a few days it will be the one-year anniversary of former Egyptian President Muḥammad Mursī’s death, which happened under murky circumstances during his trial and after he had been imprisoned for six years by the ruling military regime.
The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood announced that it is forming a committee of specialists and professionals, both at home and abroad, to combat the novel coronavirus crisis. Leading Muslim Brotherhood figures would be among the committee members, as well as figures from professional bodies including...
The suicide of the activist Sarah Hegazy [Sārah Ḥijāzī] has caused controversy on social media in Egypt for the last two days. Some sympathise with her and pray for forgiveness for her, while others attack her and refuse to ask God to have mercy on her. Now Dar al-Iftāʾ joined the controversy and...
27 days have passed since the well-known leftist human rights activist ʿAlāʾ ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ began his hunger strike in Ṭurah prison, which is located in the south of Cairo.  al-Fattāḥ’s mother, the maths teacher at Cairo university and political activist, Laylā Suwayf, fights to bring medicine and...
“To my siblings – I tried to find redemption and failed, forgive me. To my friends – the experience [journey] was harsh and I am too weak to resist it, forgive me. To the world – you were cruel to a great extent, but I forgive.” With these few words the queer activist Sarah Hegazy [Sārah Ḥijāzī]...
Egypt's public prosecutor said that Shādī Ḥabash died in Ṭura Prison due to alcohol poisoning. The death of the young artist came under unclear circumstances, placing responsibility for Shādī’s death on Shādī himself, in attempt to take away responsibility from the prison administration. The...
The Egyptian Security Apparatus arrested Layla Sayf, mother of political activist ʿAlāʾ ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ, her daughter Munā Sayf, and her sister Dr. Ahdāf Suwayf, in addition to Dr. Rabbāb al-Mahdī, assistant professor of political science at American University. On Wednesday, the four women...
With the rise in the number of cases of Coronavirus in Egypt, politicians and human rights activists are raising their voices, demanding for the release of those in preventative custody especially for issues of opinion in light of the spread of the novel Coronavirus, which the World Health...

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