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State security director in Egypt’s restive Arish reportedly taken hostage by gunmen amid media blackout: security source

Several Egyptian state security officers, including the head of the state security sector in Egypt’s El-Arish, have reportedly been taken hostage by undefined militants following clashes that broke out over the weekend inside the security zone in the restive city as authorities maintain a media blackout, a security source told …

Three policemen killed in prison attack in Egypt’s Sinai

At least three policemen were reportedly killed, including a colonel and two constables, and eight others injured, some seriously, on Sunday morning when a number of detainees managed to seize weapons inside the state security building in El-Arish, the capital of restive North Sinai province in north-eastern Egypt.

World Report 2023: Rights Trends in Egypt

September 2022 marked one year since the Egyptian government launched the national human rights strategy, but authorities took few if any steps to ease the wholesale campaign of repression against critics or repeal any of the numerous laws that are routinely used to curtail basic freedoms. While authorities released hundreds …