Leila Fadel

Leila Fadel appears in the following:

Egyptian Journalist Trial Is Long On Jail Time — But Short On Proof

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Audie Cornish talks to NPR's Leila Fadel in Cairo about the ongoing trial of Al-Jazeera journalists. The journalists have now been in jail for more than 100 days.


Egyptian Town Reeling Over Mass Death Sentence

Friday, March 28, 2014

More than 500 people in Matea, Egypt, have been sentenced to death. On one street alone, a juice store owner, a sweets shop owner, a doctor and more than 20 others have been condemned.


In Egypt, Defendants Are Being Tried By The Hundreds

Thursday, March 27, 2014

A judge this week sentenced more than 500 men to death for the killing of a policeman. He's now presiding over a case with 700 defendants as the country's courts come under increasing criticism.


Egyptian Court Sentences 529 Morsi Supporters To Death

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

An Egyptian criminal court on Monday sentenced them to death over the killing of a police officer. Human rights groups say the unprecedented verdict followed a sham trial that wrapped up in 2 days.


A View On The Torture And Terror Of Egyptian Prisons

Friday, March 21, 2014

Fadi Samir, a Christian, was swept up in Egypt's security crackdown and accused of being an Islamist extremist. The abuse he suffered in jail is common treatment for prisoners now.


In Egypt, A New Courtroom Drama Every Day

Friday, March 14, 2014

Two ousted presidents, journalists and many activists are all on trial in the overburdened court system. Many cases stem from the country's political turmoil and there's no guarantee of a fair trial.


Impatient With Change, Libyans Begin To Leave

Thursday, February 27, 2014

With Libya between chaos and the emergence of a new state, many Libyans are fleeing to other countries. An executive and a revolutionary activist in Tripoli explain their fears and why they may leave.


Outmanned And Outgunned, Libya Struggles To Fix Its Broken Army

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

In post-Gadhafi Libya, the militias, not the military, provide security — what little there is of it. Even as world powers lend help, rebuilding the gutted army is proceeding at a glacial pace.


Looking Back On Libya: 'We Were Naive' About The Challenges

Sunday, February 16, 2014

The first fissures witnessed in 2011 have blown wide open, and the country has morphed into the Wild West. One activist who returned to Libya to support the revolution, says the dreams of a new Libya are at risk.


Libya's Slow And Bloody Path Toward Stability

Saturday, February 15, 2014

The Libyan uprising against Moammar Gadhafi was launched three years ago this month. The post-revolutionary situation has gone from bad to worse, with militias overrunning the government in some Libyan cities.


Detention Of Al-Jazeera Journalists Strains Free Speech In Egypt

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Canadian-Egyptian journalist Mohamed Fadel Fahmy has been accused of running a terrorist cell with the help of four foreigners; allegations the news agency calls "baseless and false." The case has shown just how far Egypt has backslid on the goals of an uprising that began three years ago this week.


Three Years Later, Tahrir Protesters Drained And Defeated

Saturday, January 25, 2014

On Jan. 25, 2011, millions of Egyptians took to the streets of Cairo to demand President Hosni Mubarak step down. Now those who led the revolution have all but disappeared, and iconic Tahrir Square is a bitter place for many — a reminder of a momentary high in a battle they say they have lost.


In Libya, The Militias Rule While Government Founders

Thursday, November 07, 2013

More than two years since the fall of Moammar Gadhafi, Libya is growing more chaotic. Analysts describe a nation awash with heavy weapons in the hands of militias divided by tribe, ideology and region. The central government has little power over the gunmen, and leaders worry their country could become another Somalia or Afghanistan.


Trial Of Ousted President Morsi Gets Off To A Hectic Start In Egypt

Monday, November 04, 2013

There were chaotic scenes in a Cairo courtroom Monday at the start of the trial of former president Mohammed Morsi, Egypt's first democratically elected leader who was ousted by the military in July.


Murder Trial Begins For Egypt's Ex-President Then Adjourns

Monday, November 04, 2013

The trial of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi got off to a raucous start in Cairo on Monday. The country's first democratically-elected president is charged with inciting violence and murder. The judge adjourned the case until January.


As The Revolution Fades, Tunisia Begins To Splinter

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Tunisia's Islamist ruling party is trying to avoid the fate of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, which was recently ousted by the military. But it's feeling the heat. As in Egypt, security issues and economic pressures are fueling discontent. Tunisians are increasingly blaming the government.


In Egypt's Political Turmoil, Middle Ground Is The Loneliest

Friday, August 30, 2013

The young, secular revolutionaries who led the 2011 uprising against the Hosni Mubarak regime have been pushed to the margins of the current confrontation in Egypt. They also feel they are battling two sets of authoritarian forces — the military and the Muslim Brotherhood.


Military Rides Wave Of Public Support In Egypt

Saturday, August 24, 2013

The Muslim Brotherhood called for mass marches Friday, but with thousands of its members under arrest and the military deployed in anticipation, few showed up. Some fear Egypt is returning to a military state.


Mubarak's Release From Prison Cuts Across Egypt's Divisions

Friday, August 23, 2013

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was released from prison on Thursday. He is under house arrest at a military hospital in Cairo. Mubarak could go back to prison if he's convicted in the deaths of protesters during the 2011 uprising against him.


Since Crackdown In Egypt, Muslim Brotherhood's Support Wanes

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

In Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood seems to be losing control. Planned marches aren't materializing, as the state continues to kill and arrest its members. The government is mulling dissolving the organization and some groups are calling for it to be listed as a terrorist organization. Under the intense pressure, analysts wonder if this means more extreme groups will reign and encourage violence.