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Judge sends 253 ‘Ultras White Knights’ fans to military prosecution

Alexandria Public Prosecution on Thursday sent 235 Zamalek football club fans to the military prosecution to commence an investigation on the “Borg al-Arab incident”, Judge Mohammed Salah Gaber, the first attorney-general of West Alexandria prosecutions, announced.

Uighurs arrested in Egypt face unknown fate

Mahmoud Muhammad and his family were not home when Egyptian security forces knocked on the door of their flat in Cairo’s Nasr City on June 30. An hour later, security forces returned in full riot gear and forcefully entered the flat, sniffer dogs in tow. The Egyptian officers questioned other …

US officials discussing withholding some aid to Egypt over NGO law

US officials are discussing whether to withhold a portion of US assistance to Egypt to protest Egyptian passage of a law that imposes restrictions on non-governmental organisations, a senior administration official said on Wednesday.

Egypt sets up national council to fight terrorism

Egypt established a national council for combating terrorism today, giving it broad authority to set policies aimed at “fighting extremism”, a presidential decree stated.

Belahmar blocked, bringing total number of blocked websites to 127

Access to leftist website Belahmar was barred on Egyptian internet service providers on Monday, 60 days since the first blockages, bringing the total number of inaccessible websites to 127 according to data compiled by the Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression (AFTE).