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How has the experience of being in an Egyptian prison changed Greste? "This is going to sound strange but in a way I feel quite lucky.
Lawyers and advocates for Ahmed Hassan, a 17-year-old New Jersey native jailed in Egypt, are continuing to fight for his release just days after another U.S.
An Egyptian-American NGO worker held in prison in Egypt for three years flew home to the U.S. late Thursday after her release was secured by the Trump administration in negotiations with the Egyptian government.
An American charity worker who had been held in an Egyptian prison for three years landed in the US last night after the Trump administration negotiated her release after Barack Obama failed to do so.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday welcomed back to the United States Aya Hijazi, an Egyptian-American charity worker whose release from jail in Egypt was sought by Trump when he met Egypt's president early this month.
More than 50 people have been killed in prisons in Egypt in the first quarter of this year, a new damning report by the Arab Organisation for human rights in the UK (AOHR UK) has revealed.
Dahab admitted to U.S. investigators he recruited Americans into the al Qaeda terrorist organization during his 12 years in California.
Aya Hijazi, founder of a charity that promotes a better life for street children, has returned to the US after three years in an Egyptian jail.
The Trump administration negotiated the release of a US citizen who was held in an Egyptian prison for three years. Aya Hijazi, who is of Egyptian-American heritage, was released and brought back to her family in Washington, The Washington Post ...
Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.), and David Perdue (R-Ga.). Their statement follows: "Today, Aya Hijazi, an Egyptian-American citizen, was released from prison in Egypt and reunited with her family. Although Ms. Hijazi's trial faced far too many delays, we ...
Peter Greste, who spent 400 days in the Egyptian prison with two of his colleagues, shared how collective and united voice was effective in their release.
Aya Hijazi and her husband Mohamed Hassanein, founders of Belady, an NGO that promotes a better life for street children, talk inside a holding cell in Cairo, Egypt.
Aya Hijazi never planned to spend three years sitting in an Egyptian prison awaiting trial. On April 16, an Egyptian judge finally ended her unjust and pointless political imprisonment.
After almost three years in an Egyptian prison, on Sunday a court in Cairo acquitted an American of all potential charges, including child abuse and human trafficking relating to a shelter for street children she ran.
Sabry has spent 2 years in prison on terrorism charges pending trial. His detention should legally end on April 16, but will he get out?
Imagine how hard seeking justice will be for Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein, and the tens of other reporters in Egyptian prisons. 4. It is really killing me. I have a huge amount of guilt that I'm not doing anything for journalists behind bars ...
Egyptian prison authorities have been repeatedly accused of medical negligence and limiting access to health care, proper nutrition, and basic hygiene for prisoners.
A 17-year-old New Jersey native being held an Egyptian prison is reaching out to President Donald Trump for help, according to a report.
I went on stage in full 1930s Egyptian prison warden garb. I even heard a crowd member say 'well at least he's making an effort'.
From the outside, the defining high-wire act Pope Francis would seem to face on his April 28-29 outing to Egypt is the Christian/Muslim relationship.
From the outside, the defining high-wire act Pope Francis would seem to face on his April 28-29 outing to Egypt is the Christian/Muslim relationship.
A reading of Mohamed Fahmy's damning article on Qatar goes a long way to explain why the Canadian investigative journalist spent so much time in the Scorpion prison in Egypt. This column cites concrete facts, from top to bottom. Every paragraph unveils ...
The episode was reported by freed journalist Peter Greste, who said facebook was one of the most vital tools in the campaign that would ultimately get him out of an Egyptian prison, but the site had also censored his Facebook page. "Three years ago, I ...
The group estimates that at least 41,000 people, and possibly as many as 60,000, are currently in Egyptian prisons for political reasons.
Egyptian prisons are not the best place for a kid to be," said Praveen Madhiraju, a pro bono lawyer with the organization Pretrial rights International who is representing Hassan.
IMET Maajid Nawaz on a drizzly afternoon in March, tucked in a corner of the restaurant at the central London members' club he uses as a satellite office.
IMET Maajid Nawaz on a drizzly afternoon in March, tucked in a corner of the restaurant at the central London members' club he uses as a satellite office.
The Foreign Affairs Minister says Ibrahim Halawa may be released from an Egyptian prison on humanitarian grounds. Yesterday the Taoiseach revealed he'd written to the Egyptian president requesting the release of the 21-year-old following a medical ...
Update 5.15pm: The Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan says Ibrahim Halawa may be released from an Egyptian prison on humanitarian grounds.
The Foreign Affairs Minister says Ibrahim Halawa may be released from an Egyptian prison on humanitarian grounds. Yesterday the Taoiseach revealed he'd written to the Egyptian president requesting the release of the 21-year-old following a medical ...
activists took twitter by storm as U.S. President Donald Trump met his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi this week. Mohamed Soltan, (a US-Egyptian former political prisoner - and son of currently imprisoned prominent Muslim Brotherhood member ...
The Obama administration helped him out of an Egyptian prison. Now Mohamed Soltan has a message for DC. pic.twitter.com/cdSY42QqsL.
Donning keffiyehs, niqabs, thawbs and hijabs has become the trend among Western celebrities when they visit the Arab world. Orientalism?
The family of detained Irish citizen Ibrahim Halawa said that he is in a "serious condition" after he collapsed due to dehydration while in an Egyptian prison. The 21-year-old, who has been on hunger strike for weeks, has been jailed in Egypt without ...
Greste served 400 days in an Egyptian prison before being released in early 2015. Clash is set in Cairo's summer of 2013 - two years after the Egyptian revolution that saw pro-Islamist president Mohamed Morsi deposed by the Egyptian armed forces led by ...
"He was then among the escapees from Egyptian prisons during the 2011 revolution in Egypt, at which point he was arrested by the authorities, and then released to continue jihad," the obituary read.
Ibrahim Halawa, a young Irishman, has spent more than 1,300 days in an Egyptian prison, despite his name not appearing anywhere in the evidence book.
His first reaction was to flatly refuse, but we told him that the alternative was a return to the Egyptian prison he had recently been "enjoying.
Sir, - Another day dawns in an Egyptian prison hospital for Ibrahim Halawa. Have we made a collective decision as a people that our beef exports to Egypt are more important than the life of an Irish citizen?
He spent his next four years in Egyptian prisons, where he claims to have witnessed torture and where, in his solitude, he was able to memorize half of the Quran.
George Isaac, a member of the National Council for human rights, however previously said in a phone interview with Dream Channel that el-Khatib developed the disease in Egyptian prisons. Abdel Ghaffar added that el-Khatib is currently under medical ...
In a statement after Wednesday's hearing, his sister, Somaia Halawa, said: "The sad reality is my brother is dying in an Egyptian prison, facing a mass trial, which at this rate will take over 10 years. "Given Ibrahim's current mental and physical ...
In a statement after Wednesday's hearing, his sister, Somaia Halawa, said: "The sad reality is my brother is dying in an Egyptian prison, facing a mass trial, which at this rate will take over 10 years. "Given Ibrahim's current mental and physical ...
... in an Egyptian prison. "The health ministry should inspect and ensure all prisons' conditions to avoid the lead up to cases like these," Isaac added.
Local and international human rights organisation have repeatedly condemned deaths in Egyptian prisons, which they attribute to numerous reasons including overcrowded cells and lack of adequate medical care.
Almost four years since he and his sisters were arrested during a siege of a Cairo mosque, Ibrahim Halawa sits in an Egyptian prison cell grimly counting the days of his incarceration. This week, Dublin-born Halawa, who was just 17 when he was seized ...
His sister Somaia last night said: "The sad reality is my brother is dying in an Egyptian prison, facing a mass trial, which at this rate will take over 10 years.
The 21 year old has been in an Egyptian prison cell since August 2013 after being arrested during protests in Cairo. The trial postponement comes amid growing fears for his health.
The 21-year-old Irish citizen has been detained in an Egyptian prison since August 2013, after the Muslim Brotherhood held a "day of rage" over the removal of president Mohamed Morsi.


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