Enduring repression and insurgency in Egypt’s Sinai

“They want to substitute me for the Muslim womans [sic] arrested in Egyptian prisons. These matters have to be achieved before 48 hours from now; if not, the soldiers of Sinai Province will kill me,” said a man identifying himself as Tomislav Salopek in a video released on 5 August.

A week later Sinai Province (SP), a jihadist group that swore an oath of loyalty to Islamic State (IS) in November 2014, published what appeared to be a photo of Mr Salopek’s decapitated body.

The photo included a caption that said the 31-year-old Croatian was killed “for his country’s participation in the war against Islamic State”.