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Bahey el-Din Hassan

el-Din Hassan

Bahey el-Din Hassan is the Director and founder of the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS). He is the author of several publications on democracy and human rights in the Arab World.

The long read: Bahey el-Din Hassan explores how elites, who were unable to rise to the task of mounting organised collective action, caused the Arab Spring to run aground.

28 January, 2021

Comment: Whether Biden will hold Sisi accountable over human rights abuses remains unclear. But one thing is certain: Sisi's Egypt cannot stay afloat without US support, writes Bahey el-Din Hassan.

09 December, 2020

Comment: Despite death threats forcing me out of Egypt, I'm lucky compared to the tens of thousands jailed, tortured and killed for speaking their minds, writes Bahey el-Din Hassan

19 October, 2020

Comment: Founder of the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, Bahey el-Din Hassan takes a in-depth look at the personalities and debates that have shaped Egypt's human rights activism.

24 April, 2020

Comment: Egypt is expected to adopt constitutional reform that will eradicate the achievements of the 2011 revolution and allow Sisi to remain in power until 2034, writes Bahey el-Din Hassan.

15 April, 2019

Comment: Western nations may see Sisi as key to stability in the region, but his abysmal track record as military man and president tells another story, writes Bahey el-Din Hassan

07 October, 2016