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Karate Squads back to disperse protesters in Egypt

The demonstrations at the Syndicate of Journalists on Sunday evening witnessed the return of the security elements in plain clothes previously used to intervene to break up  protests. Those elements are known by political parties and movements as the “Karate Squads.”

Update: Police arrest 32 workers following dispersal of sit-in at Tourah Cement Company

Security forces dispersed a sit-in held by workers demanding full-time contracts, as per a previous court ruling, at the privately owned Tourah Cement Company in southern Cairo on Monday. They detained 22 workers during the dispersal, arresting 10 more that evening and issuing warrants for an additional three.

Three high-ranking police officers killed in IED explosions in Al-Arish

Over the course of the last two days, three high-ranking police officers were killed in the vicinity of the [third] suburb of Al-Arish city in North Sinai after being targeted by ‘improvised explosive devices’ (IED) that hit their convoys, according to statements issued by the Ministry of Interior.

106 violations against journalists, more than a dozen behind bars: JATO report

The Journalists Against Torture Observatory (JATO) issued Monday its third quarterly report on violations committed against reporters and photojournalists in Egypt.