Egypt: Ayman Nour — released!

Unexpectedly, good news from Egypt.  The government has released Ayman Nour, one of the country’s most prominent dissidents who came in second to President Mubarak in the 2005 presidential elections.…

February 18, 2009


What Happened to Philip Rizk? — Update

[caption id="attachment_1060" align="alignleft" width="129" caption="Philip Rizk"][/caption] The Gaza war was bound to get caught up in the human rights abuses of other countries in the region.  From Egypt comes news…

February 9, 2009


Reports that have lost their meaning

As we enter the new year the U.S. State Department is finishing the touches on its annual human rights report. When I took over as Egypt country specialist for Amnesty…

January 7, 2009


Interview with a hero

One of Amnesty International's most important responsibilities is to support the human rights activists doing the difficult work on the ground in the countries around the world.  Increasingly, particularly in…

December 16, 2008