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Rights group: Egypt prisons became ‘guillotine for executions’

An international human rights organisation yesterday reported several violations against prisoners in Egyptian detention during the first half of this year, warning of what it described as “a danger facing the lives of detainees inside Egyptian detention centres.”

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Cairo, Khartoum seem to be moving in same circles

The protests against Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir’s rule erupted on Dec. 19, 2018. The power-sharing agreement was signed Aug. 17 between Sudan’s transitional military council and the opposition representatives. Cairo, however, has not been distant from what has been happening in neighboring Sudan and has acted as a catalyst in …

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Hoping for release, families of imprisoned Muslim Brotherhood youth offer to stay out of politics, make hefty donations to state-run fund

Families of imprisoned Muslim Brotherhood members are calling on Egyptian authorities to release their relatives in exchange for a pledge to never again participate in politics, as well as a hefty donation to a state-run fund for each prisoner, according to a London-based source with close ties to the group.

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Egypt’s security forces face accusations of extrajudicial killings

The Egyptian Ministry of Interior announced on Aug. 8 that it had killed 17 people it said were suspects in the Aug. 4 bombing near the National Cancer Institute (NCI), one of the largest cancer treatment hospitals located on the Nile River near central historic Cairo.

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