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Nubians to suspend protest for 1 month, giving state chance to respond to demands

Prime Minister Sherif Ismail met with 13 representatives from the Nubian protesters on Wednesday evening, in which both sides agreed to suspend the protests or any intended escalation for one month from the meeting date to give the government a chance to fulfill the Nubians’ demands, according to state-run Al-Ahram.

Egypt’s anti protest law: Legalising authoritarianism

Since the summer of 2013, following the military coup led by President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the ruling regime in Egypt has managed to handcuff the public space, surround it with restrictions.

Egypt: New Church Law Discriminates Against Christians

A long-awaited new law maintains restrictions over the construction and renovation of churches and discriminates against the Christian minority in Egypt. The law, passed by Egypt’s parliament on August 30, 2016, applies only to Christian houses of worship.

Sisi on corruption in local governments: ‘What can I do about it?’

“What can I do about it?” This was Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s response to a question posed by a participant in the first forum of the Presidential Leadership Program early this month about how to fight corruption in municipalities.

Egypt’s interior ministry denies it arrested Italian student Giulio Regeni before his death

Egypt’s interior ministry denied reports that security personnel arrested Italian student Giulio Regeni before he was found dead on the outskirts of Cairo, the ministry said in a statement on Monday.