In Egypt liberal and left elites had missed out to organize and compete with right wing groups during and after the revolution. Amr Hamzawy, former Egyptian parliamentarian and human right activist explains that human rights abuse and economic and social crisis are threatening today’s Egypt and corroding the trust of the citizens. The illusion that an autocratic regime would guarantee stability is constantly disintegrating.

Interview: Nicola Missaglia 

Production and Text Editing: Nina zu Fürstenberg

Video: Volkan Güclü

Video Editing: Anna Fanuele

Istanbul Seminars 2016