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Egypt is giant prison, activists banned from travel say

Azza Soliman was due to board a plane to attend a conference in Jordan when security officials at Cairo airport turned her away, saying a court order banned her from travelling.

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Egypt’s top court upholds controversial protest law

Egypt’s top court has struck down part of a law that allowed authorities to ban all but officially sanctioned protests, a court official said Saturday, but upheld other areas of the law which critics say made the ruling meaningless.

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New joint military exercises with Russia proposed as Dabaa nuclear power plant negotiations progress

Negotiations have progressed between Egypt and Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom regarding the construction of the Dabaa nuclear power plant, with a Russian delegation expected to visit Cairo within days. A unit of Russian paratroopers also arrived in Egypt this week, following the conclusion of joint military drills earlier this month, …

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Update: Egypt’s Parliament passes new NGO law

Egypt’s Parliament hastily approved a new NGO law on Tuesday, just a day after the State Council concluded it has no indications of unconstitutionality.

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Egyptian press, MPs and social media bash Al Jazeera for Armed Forces conscript documentary

The Doha-based Al Jazeera television channel and the Qatari government continue to face rebuke in Egypt following Sunday night’s broadcast of a documentary on the conditions of conscripts in Egypt’s Armed Forces.

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Egypt: Draft Law Bans Independent Civil Society Groups

A new law drafted by Egypt’s parliament would effectively prohibit independent non-governmental groups in the country by subjecting their work and funding to control by government authorities, including powerful security agencies, Human Rights Watch said today.

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