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Amelia Smith

Amelia Smith is a London-based writer and journalist who has reported from across the Middle East and North Africa. Her first book, The Arab Spring Five Years On, was published in 2016.

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In Sisi's Egypt, collective punishment tears entire families apart

28 May, 2018

Comment: The authoritarian Egyptian state is imprisoning and punishing family members of of political prisoners, writes Amelia Smith.

Liverpool's Mo Salah is being exploited by Sisi's regime

19 April, 2018

Comment: The Premier League star's charitable efforts are helping fuel a propaganda campaign benefiting a corrupt president, writes Amelia Smith.

Sisi's only election pledge is to widen his crackdown

26 March, 2018

Comment: Egypt's election farce only shows the president's weakness, writes Amelia Smith.

As Egypt's rights violations increase, so does British investment

23 March, 2018

Comment: Britain is taking advantage of Egypt's corruption and turmoil to generate economic return, writes Amelia Smith.

It's time the West stopped backing massacres in Egypt

14 August, 2017

Comment: The West has backed three massacres in Egypt. On the anniversary of Rabaa it’s time to withdraw support, writes Amelia Smith.

Elor Azaria's 18-month sentence is an insult to Palestinians

08 August, 2017

Comment: A Palestinian child gets longer jail time for throwing stones than Azaria received for his cold-blooded execution, writes Amelia Smith.

Egypt's revolution toppled Mubarak, but the deep-state lives on

10 February, 2017

Comment: Six years after he resigned, Mubarak has still not been held accountable for violence under his rule, demonstrating the culture of impunity enjoyed by Egypt's officials, writes Amelia Smith.

Egypt's Nasser: Beneath the nostalgia, a repressive ruler

27 September, 2016

Comment: Wednesday marks the 46th anniversary of the death of Nasser - a leader who established the aggressive police state we see at work in Egypt today, writes Amelia Smith

Britain must admit complicity in the destruction of Yemen

22 September, 2016

Comment: The Foreign Affairs Select Committee's farcical u-turn over suspending arms sales to Saudi Arabia, demonstrates a deeply immoral and irresponsible policy, writes Amelia Smith

What BDS activists can bring to #BlackLivesMatter

12 September, 2016

Comment: BDS activists for Palestine and the #BlackLivesMatter movement have much in common in their fight against state-sanctioned segregation, racism and smear campaigns, writes Amelia Smith

Amelia Smith
Amelia Smith

Amelia Smith is a London-based writer and journalist who has reported from across the Middle East and North Africa. Her first book, The Arab Spring Five Years On, was published in 2016.

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