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Security arrests suspects of fabricating phone call between high-level officials over bribery

Egypt’s National Security Agency has arrested two suspects of impersonating two high-level officials and fabricating a phone call in which they negotiated illegal awarding of contracts of some major national projects to certain companies in exchange for a huge bribe, with the aim of defaming the Egyptian government.

The ‘Egypt Papers’: Here is what we know so far

Over the past week, the investigative French platform Disclose has published a series of stories on Egypt-French relations dubbed the “Egypt-Papers.” The stories hone in on arms and spytech deals between the two countries, as well as a joint counterterrorism mission from 2016 to 2018 that resulted in at least …

Egypt operation leaks: France takes legal action for breach of defence secrecy

France’s defence ministry filed a legal complaint on Wednesday over a “violation of national secrecy”, after revelations suggesting a French anti-terrorism operation in Egypt was being used for internal repression, the ministry said on Thursday.

The struggle for prison letters: How the National Security Agency controls access to correspondence for detainees

Abdelrahman ElGendy says letters were a crucial lifeline for him during the six years he spent locked up in five different prisons between 2013 and 2020. “Letters were not only important, they literally saved my life,” he says. “I was only living because I was looking forward to them from …