Tension is building in Egypt following the government’s crackdown on opponents as the nation’s next round of elections approaches. We talk with Hossam Baghat, founder of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, a Cairo-based human rights organization. He joins us to discuss the state of civil liberties in Egypt and the latest political developments there.

Hossam Bahgat, founder of the Cairo-based Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights and recipient of Santa Clara University School of Law's Alexander Prize for legal advocates

  • Ben Rawner

    The government crackdown was on Islamist whose main goal was to create a Islamic state. The Muslim Brotherhood is a radical group that has been connected to numerous extremist groups. Revolutions are very seldom bloodless.

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