Haunted by the 2016 death in Cairo of an Italian student, Giulio Regeni, Italians are campaigning for the release of an Egyptian who has said he was tortured.
Declan WalshThe arrest and torture of an Egyptian student has triggered an outcry in Italy where many see parallels with Giulio Regeni, the Italian grad student found dead with torture marks in Cairo in 2016. With @epovoledo in Rome.
Moustafa Kassem, detained in Cairo in 2013 and suffering from serious medical problems, had protested his innocence.
Declan WalshAfter six years of protesting his innocence from an Egyptian jail, and despite lobbying from top American officials, American citizen Moustafa Kassem died on Monday following a hunger strike. nytimes.com/2020/01/13/wor… via @NYTimes
A cybersecurity firm says evidence suggests the Egyptian government carried out cyberattacks on journalists, academics, lawyers and rights activists.
Declan WalshCyberattacks on Egyptian Activists Are Traced to Government - today's story on fake apps, email ruses and a digital breadcrumb trail that led to an intelligence agency building in Cairo. With chief sleuth @ronenbergman
Times journalists have long relied on the U.S. government to intervene when danger arises abroad. That may no longer be the case.
Declan WalshMy account, in today's @nytimes, about a scramble to Cairo airport a few years ago. It ended well, thankfully, but might not have. The bigger and far more important question is whether reporters can still count on the U.S. government to have their backs.
In many countries, journalists are being targeted because of the role they play in ensuring a free and informed society.
Declan WalshThe publisher of the New York Times, A.G. Sulzberger, published an important article today about press freedom. He mentioned an incident in which I had to leave Egypt in a rush, fearing arrest, two years ago. Some context on that
After protesters were killed in Sudan, an obscure Egyptian company ramped up a covert influence operation that spanned the Middle East and North Africa.
Declan WalshAfter Sudan’s military massacred protestors in June, an obscure company in Cairo stepped up a covert campaign to boost the generals on social media. It turned out to be one of many, run by the same company, targeting countries across the Middle East.
Indian authorities say life is returning to normal in Kashmir. But thousands of people have been detained, and the military still patrols the streets, firing pellet guns and tear gas to quell protests.