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Human rights violations escalate despite 2011 uprising

By Mai Shams El-Din CAIRO: In December, member of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) Major General Mokhtar El-Molla criticized in a meeting with foreign journalists the media’s focus on the cases of detained bloggers like Alaa Abdel-Fattah and Maikel Nabil. “Nabil and Abdel-Fattah are Egyptians and we are very keen to protect all …


Blogger once detained without charge fired for absence from work

By Sarah Carr CAIRO: A blogger detained for almost two years before being released without charge has been dismissed from his teaching position, an NGO said on Thursday. The Qena Directorate of Education held that Hany Nazeer, a training specialist in a preparatory school in Qena, absented himself without leave during the 21 months he was …


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