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Police raid Masr al-Arabia office, detain editor in chief in connection to election coverage fine

Police raided the office of the privately owned Masr al-Arabia website on Tuesday evening, detaining and transporting Editor in Chief Adel Sabri to Dokki Police Station, according to Mohamed Mounir, a journalist with the publication.

Egypt’s political parties choose to forgo challenging Sisi

As would-be challengers to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi slip off the campaign trail — or are pushed — people are wondering what the future holds for the country’s political parties. Human rights lawyer Khaled Ali‘s withdrawal Jan. 24 from Egypt’s presidential race — a day after candidate Gen. Sami Anan was arrested — raised questions about …

Who will run against Sisi in Egypt’s elections?

The National Electoral Commission in Egypt officially announced Jan. 8 the dates for the presidential elections, which look like a replay of the 2014 elections, with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi at the forefront. The voting will begin in March, and the winning candidate will be announced in early May.

How Egypt’s opposition is countering Sisi ahead of presidential vote

An Egyptian court of misdemeanors in the Giza governorate sentenced on Sept. 25 prominent human rights lawyer and potential presidential candidate Khalid Ali to three months in prison after being found guilty of offending public decency.

Parliamentary committee approves judicial appointment bill in surprise move

Parliament’s Legislative and Constitutional Affairs Committee has approved a bill which grants the president powers to appoint Egypt’s top judicial posts. The decision, which affects all judicial branches, has been decried as a blow to the independence of the judiciary.

Why is Sisi afraid of the Constitution and parliament?

As parliamentary elections draw near, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi described the Constitution, two years after it was ratified, as flawed. “The Constitution gave the parliament broad powers, with good intentions,” he said in a speech on Sunday. “But the country cannot be run on good intentions.”