Egypt in the News on 3 December 2020
Human rights is everywhere in the foreign press this morning as international pressure builds over the arrest last month of members of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights. A growing number of celebrities (see: Scarlett Johansson, Stephen Fry, Bill Nighy etc.) have added their voices to the politicians in the US, EU and UK in calling on Egypt to release the members of EIPR detained last month, something CNN’s Christine Amanpour dedicated a segment to yesterday. This comes a few days after a number of articles dropped forecasting a coming fallout between the Biden administration and Egypt over human rights.
Meanwhile: Reuters, AFP and the BBC cover an Amnesty International report that Egypt executed 57 people in October and November, nearly twice the number of capital punishment judgements as were implemented in all of 2019.