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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.

Security forces disperse protest against ‘enforced disappearances’

Security forces dispersed a protest on Monday organized by more than a dozen women demanding to know the whereabouts of their children who were allegedly “forcibly disappeared”. The women were protesting in front of the headquarters of the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) in Giza.

Alexandria Shipyard workers could face military prosecution for sit-in

Military prosecutors in Alexandria have summoned 26 civilian workers, engineers and administrators from the Alexandria Shipyard Company for questioning on charges of instigating strikes and obstructing production. Thirteen of the workers were remanded into detention for 15 days on Thursday pending investigations.

13 NGOs denounce violations against ‘day of land and honour’ defendants

A group of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and local rights groups strongly denounced the security crackdown on the peaceful anti-government ‘land and honour’ protests that were prompted by the recent maritime demarcation deal between Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

Protesters return to Egypt’s streets

CAIRO — Protesters took the streets of Cairo April 15 chanting “Arhal” (“Leave”) — the same slogan that was ubiquitous during the January 25 Revolution when protesters called on then-President Hosni Mubarak to step down. Massive protests and sit-ins were organized in various parts of Cairo, including the city center, …

554 cases of banned entry, travel bans in Egypt since 2011

There have been 554 cases of politically motivated banned entry and travel bans imposed by Egyptian authorities in airports since February 11, 2011, according to the independent information platform Daftar Ahwal.