June 6, 2018

On June 3, 2018, Walid Salem, a University of Washington doctoral student conducting research on Egypt’s judiciary system was detained in Cairo on charges of “spreading false news” and “belonging to a terrorist group,” among other crimes, according to his lawyer Mokhta...

October 23, 2017


Giulio Regeni, an Italian doctoral student at Cambridge who was studying abroad in Egypt, disappeared on his way to a party in Cairo. He was found dead by the roadside over a week later.



Regeni, 28, was last seen heading to a birthday...

June 11, 2015

An Egyptian court sentenced the ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi to Death. The ruling applies to another 106 people, among them, is the editor-in-chief of The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and the professor of political science Emad Shahin. Professor Shahin was...

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Liu Xiaobo – the Quiet, Determined Teller of China’s Inconvenient Truths


China’s most famous dissident, Liu Xiaobo, has died in custody at age 61. The cause was liver cancer. His death, confirmed on July 13 by Chinese justice authorities  in the northeastern city of Shenyang, comes more than two weeks after prison authorities announced he was being moved to a hospital for treatment, news that was followed by pleas from around the world to allow him to travel abroad for care.

Dissident, Liu Xiaobo, won Nobel the Peace Prize in 2010 for ‘long and non-violent struggle’ for human rights. Illustration: Henry Wong

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