Human rights is the topic du jour in the British press ahead of Shoukry’s meeting with UK foreign secretary
Human rights is leading the conversation on Egypt in the foreign press this morning: The families of Alaa Abdel Fattah and Karim Ennarah are calling on UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss to pressure Sameh Shoukry when they meet this week. The Times has published a piece written by Ennarah’s British wife calling for an end to the travel ban on her husband, while the Guardian reports that Abdel Fattah’s family are lobbying the UK government to secure his release from prison. Meanwhile, AFP reports that researcher Ahmed Samir has been sentenced to three years in prison for spreading “false news” on social media.
Also making headlines:
- Alexandria has opened the country’s first beach for the visually impaired, with paths in the water to assist in swimming. (Sky News Arabia)
- The recent inflow of investment from our friends in the Gulf has a geopolitical as well as economic dimension. (The Africa Report)
- Pyramid pics: Travel photographer Tanveer Badal snaps a fresh perspective of the Giza Pyramids. ( New York Times)