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Rafah under fire: Closed roads, a communications blackout and shortages of basic necessities

“The city is on the brink of a food and medicine crisis … store shelves are laden with dust instead of food and other basic products. This is in addition to the complete electricity blackout and shortage in cooking gas cylinders, which, when found, are sold at exorbitant prices,” Ibrahim …

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Pain, torture and alienation

Human Rights Watch recently published a report exposing the use of “systematic torture” by Egyptian security forces. This includes, but is not limited to, the use of sexual violence, electric shocks and stress positions. Sadly, the report confirms what is already common knowledge amongst the vast majority of Egyptians.

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Family of detained journalist Hesham Gaafar files assault complaints

The family of detained journalist Hesham Gaafar submitted a complaint to the prosecutor general’s office on Tuesday, claiming a security officer physically assaulted him as he was returning from a court session on September 12. According to Manar al-Tantawy, Gaafar’s wife, another complaint was submitted to prison authorities on Monday.

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Parliament’s human rights committee to conduct prisons examination to respond to HRW torture claims

Egyptian public officials have demanded visiting prisons and police stations following a recent report issued by Human Rights Watch (HRW) on the torture of prisoners.

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How Sinai Province’s persistent attempts to penetrate Cairo have failed

In the wake of raids by security forces that targeted an alleged IS militant stationing point in the Ard El Lewaa suburb of Giza on Sunday, many questions have been raised about the presence of the group in Egypt’s capital Cairo and other mainland cities.

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INTERPOL removes Qaradawi, 40 Muslim Brotherhood figures from Red Notice

The INTERPOL website on Sunday removed the names of Youssef al-Qaradawi, Wajdi Ghoneim and 40 other Muslim Brotherhood leaders from the organisations Red Notice, a list to request the location of individuals pending extradition and provisionally arrest them.

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Court upholds ruling striking down ban on lawyers entering State Security Prosecution offices

A 2016 judicial ruling striking down a decision that barred lawyers from entering the State Security Prosecution’s Cairo offices was upheld on Saturday by Egypt’s Supreme Administrative Court (SAC).

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