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Aya Hegazy and Belady Foundation staff acquitted after more than 2 years in detention

Dual Egyptian-US citizen Aya Hegazy and seven others were acquitted by Cairo Criminal Court on Sunday of charges stemming from their work at the Belady Foundation for Street Children, the nongovernmental organization Hegazy co-founded with her husband.

Shoukry calls for investigations in funding of terrorist organisations

Investigations over sources of funding and supporting terrorist organisations should take place, as such organisations cannot obtain weapons, modern communication equipment, or use social networking sites without being supported by certain networks, Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry said on Wednesday.

63% of Egyptians agree that Emergency Law should be imposed: Baseera poll

A survey carried out by The Egyptian Center For Public Opinion Research (Baseera) revealed that 63 percent of Egyptians believe that the adoption of the three-month state of emergency will help combat terrorism, whereas 17 percent believe it won’t be effective.

Declaration of state of emergency stirs fears among citizens

Egyptian cabinet approved a three-month state of emergency in the country that was ordered only one day ago by President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi in an official speech, which stirred fears among citizens regarding the destiny of freedom and rights under its enforcement.