Egyptian Activist Arrested on Shia Holy Day

Tue Nov 19 2013
The Egyptian Shia community celebrated its religious holiday, Ashura on Thursday, but were refused entry to the historic Hussein Mosque due to their religious beliefs. Ashura is the commemoration of the murder of the Prohet Mohamed’s grandson, Hussein. The celebration includes public mourning, and self-flaggelation. Many Arabic countries which are Sunni prohibit Ashura. Shia activist, Amr...

Egyptian TV Journalist Tortured By Police

Thu Nov 7 2013
“Journalists Against Torture,” was launched Tuesday, November 5th, by 60 Egyptian journalists at various media outlets in wake of the most recent attack on a TV reporter working for MBC Masr Television. Islam Fathi was detained and tortured and beaten repeatedly by police for simply probing into the cause of a building collapse. Following this confrontation, Fathi told the privately-owned...

Egyptian Government Continues Atheist Witch Hunt

Sun Nov 3 2013
While the main slogan of the coupe authority in Egypt is to fight  religious tyranny, atheists in Egypt, are still subjected to harassment and arrest by the current regime. Egyptian student, Sherif Jaber, 20,  was one such victim of the so-called secular regime. Jaber studies Anthropology at Suez Canal University in Isamaylia, and was arrested 3 am Sunday, October 27th, for posting...

Maikel Nabil: Egypts Christians May Face Extinction

Mon Aug 26 2013
In an article in The Times of Israel, Cyberdissidents Board Member Maikel Nabil explains how the situation in Egypt could impact the Christian population: “Some estimate that one-third of Egypt’s 12 million Copts left the country over the past five decades, and that hundreds of thousands are leaving each year. They are being pushed out, and I fear they may even face a genocide and...

Latest from Egypt: Government Thugs Beat Me Up at the Rabaa Sit-In

Mon Aug 19 2013
"Behind the police front lines was a large group of more senior officers, many of them in plainclothes polo shirts and flak jackets. I saw that they had arrested someone, so I walked over to see what was happening. I also wanted to ask if there was a way into Rabaa, so when I got to the group, I asked if anyone spoke English. Instantly security personnel surrounded me; forceful but not...