The Freedom Initiative’s Communications Specialist, Madeleine Hall, published an opinion piece at Doha News on November 6, 2022, titled COP27 kicks off, but at expense of Egypt’s activists in terrible conditions behind bars.
Can freeing a small fraction of Egypt’s political prisoners really be considered progress?
Two US citizens, a mother and her daughter, have been trapped under an arbitrary travel ban in Egypt since 2018. US officials recently recommended that she act like a “better guest” of the country. Is that what President Biden meant when he said he’d put human rights at the forefront of US foreign policy?
Today, many of Egypt’s brightest minds – individuals who are best equipped to tackle the most pressing issues facing our planet – are rotting in prison cells, unsure of when, if ever, they will be reunited with their loved ones.
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