“This is a different Egypt,” says @hossambahgat , founder of Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights. At this moment, multiple @EIPR staff members are in jail, and Bahgat says the current situation is “unprecedented.”
++ #Egypt 's president ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī while inspecting the Western Military Zone: "We call on the Libyan parties to respect the current lines and start negotiations. #Libya 's Sirte and Al-Jufra are considered the red line for Egyptian national security." ++
Former Egyptian President Mubarak was a brutal tyrant, yet the ruthless repression of current Egyptian President Sisi--silencing all critics, detaining tens of thousands, pervasive torture--makes Mubarak's era seem like one of relative freedom.
Given the likelihood that the death of ousted Egyptian Pres Morsy was aggravated by official neglect of his diabetes while in custody, there's all the more reason for the UN Human Rights Council to investigate severe repression under current Pres Sisi.
Chelsea FC blocked 3 fans from going to a game after it identified them in a video singing racist comments about Egyptian ex-player Mohamed Salah. Salah’s current team Liverpool called the behavior "unadulterated bigotry."