22 august 2019

Sisi’s record on torture forces international conference into U-turn


The UN has deferred an anti-torture conference in Egypt, a country long accused of torturing political dissidents. In the end, better sense prevailed. The United Nations says it has postponed plans to hold an anti-torture legislation conference in Egypt after facing backlash from human rights groups.  Thousands of political opponents and human rights activists have been detained and tortured in Egypt since President Abdel Fattah el Sisi came to power in a 2013 coup which removed the elected [...]