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Could Egyptian tribes tip electoral balance in upcoming election?

On Feb. 24, a number of tribes in the National Council for Arab Tribes announced their support for El Ghad Party head Moussa Mostafa Moussa, who is running against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in the upcoming election. The declaration was made during an El Ghad Party meeting at its headquarters …

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Former Kefaya movement member detained in undisclosed location for second day

The family of political activist and former member of the Kefaya movement and Karama Party, Hassan Hussein, lodged formal complaints with the prosecutor general, interior minister, head of the Supreme State Security Prosecution and the head of South Giza Prosecution over the arrest of the 62-year-old on Friday and his …

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Egypt sends news editors to military academy for ‘training’

A protocol between Egypt’s Supreme Council for Media Regulation and the Nasser Military Academy calls for editors-in-chief of Egyptian newspapers and websites to enroll in mandatory strategic training sessions in media and national security. Former generals who now teach at the academy are giving the lectures. The sessions were announced …

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Prosecution renews Hesham Geneina’s detention order for 45 days, lawyer requests hospital transfer

Egypt’s military prosecution renewed the detention order for former head of the Central Auditing Authority (CAA) Hesham Geniena for an additional 45 days on Tuesday, pending investigations into his claims that detained former Armed Forces Chief of Staff Sami Anan had documents implicating the state in a number of violent …

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Europe wants Egypt to drop death penalty

The European Parliament issued a resolution Feb. 7 condemning the use of the death penalty by the Egyptian government. It urged the government to issue a stay of execution for those on death row and to review all cases of pending death sentences to ensure respect for fair trial standards.

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