Latest from Egypt: They Burned the Churches, and With Them, My Childhood

Mon Aug 19 2013
Latest from Egypt: They Burned the Churches, and With Them, My Childhood
Following events in Egypt, CyberDissidents.org Blogger Board Member Maikel Nabil Sanad wrote in the Huffington Post: "Wednesday, a few minutes after the Egyptian police attacked the Muslim Brotherhood sit-ins in Cairo, Islamists started targeting Christians (Copts) and churches all over the country. Over 25 churches were burned down, and lots of shops and private property of...

Over 200 Dead and Thousands Wounded in Egypt During Bitter Clashes

Wed Aug 14 2013
*The following images may be disturbing* News outlets around the world are covering the tense situation in Egypt with many confirming over 200 dead and thousands injured. The Egyptian military stormed into Cairo’s Rabea Al-Adawia square, during a “peaceful sit-in” to quiet Morsi supporters demanding his reinstatement. Egyptian officials claimed they only used tear gas to quell the crowds,...

Egypt Reroutes Syrian Refugees

Mon Jul 15 2013
Egypt Reroutes Syrian Refugees
In a drastic and symbolically polarizing move, Egyptian authorities rerouted a planeload of Syrians at Cairo airport Friday, in an effort to clamp down on the burgeoning refugee population. Previously, tens of thousands of Syrians took refuge in Egypt from the civil war at home, but now find themselves to be the targets of hate-speech and intimidation under Egypt’s newly-minted interim...

Updates from Egypt

Wed Jul 3 2013
Cyberdissidents.org is actively following the situation in Egypt and will continue to monitor social media and provide updates as events develop.   UPDATE: JULY 3, 2013   Coup and Morsi Channels Shut Down In the first radical move since President Mohammed Morsi’s ouster, Egyptian Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim shut down three religious pro-Morsi channels, namely the Muslim...

Large Protests Against Morsi Expected on June 30

Fri Jun 28 2013
June 30th will prove to be a big day in Egypt, as nationwide mass protests are planned to depose President Mohamed Morsi and call for early presidential elections. “Tamarud,” translated as mutiny in Arabic, is taking the lead in the demonstrations, claiming it has collected more than 15 million signatures calling for President Morsi to step down. The Tamarud movement is...