Egypt

Sarah Lazare, staff writer
An Egyptian court on Sunday defied global calls for the freedom of 23 democracy and human rights activists, sentencing them to three years in jail each for allegedly demonstrating against an anti-protest law. The defendants were hit with the maximum jail sentence allowed under the law, fines of approximately $1,390 each, and three years of police...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
In a move that will likely bring about the exact opposite of its intended...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry reviews his notes before a meeting with Egyptian Minister of Defense General Abdul Fatah Khalil al-Sisi in Cairo, Egypt, on November 3, 2013. (Wikimedia / Creative Commons)
Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi announced Tuesday he will not grant...

Further

Egypt's grotesque sentencing of three Al Jazeera journalists to years in prison for doing their job is sparking well-earned outrage, with their boss declaring the decision "defies logic, sense and any semblance of justice.” Hopefully, outrage will likewise greet the news that, the day before, John Kerry was in Egypt assuring al-Sisi the U.S. will be sending Apache helicopters "very, very soon" to add to the $600 million of weaponry we've already sent, now that our two freedom-loving countries...