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Activist Israa Abd El Fattah reports torture in detention, faces smear campaign amid new arrests and disappearances

Activist and journalist Israa Abd El Fattah told the State Security Prosecution on Sunday that she was beaten and tortured to force her to unlock her phone, and announced that she is on hunger strike to protest her treatment, her lawyer said, a day after she was arrested by national …

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‘Your password or your life’: Egyptian activist Israa Abdelfattah says she was tortured after arrest

Prominent Egyptian activist and journalist Israa Abdelfattah has told prosecutors that she was tortured and beaten during her arrest in Cairo this weekend, according to her friends and lawyers.

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Court refers Libyan terrorist to Egypt’s Grand Mufti for involvement in Wahat clashes

The Military Criminal Court on Sunday referred Libyan terrorist Abdel Rahem Mohammed al-Mesmary’s case to Egypt’s Grand Mufti Shawky Allam, to gather his religious opinion on executing Mesmary for his involvement in the “Al-Wahat Incident”, which left 16 police officers dead.

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Egyptian judges question motives behind income tax increase

Egypt’s State Council Judges Club and the Administrative Prosecution Authority Judges Club each held meetings Sept. 14 to discuss changes from the tax authority that will increase income taxes on Egypt’s judges, a judicial source told Al-Monitor on condition of anonymity.

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Egypt releases three ‘forced confessions’ foreigners over Palacegate protests

Two Jordanians and a Sudanese student arrested in Cairo amid the recent crackdown that followed anti-government protests demanding President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi step down were released and flown back to their home countries, airport officials said Thursday.

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‘Biggest crackdown’ under Sisi condemned after thousands arrested

Egyptian authorities have launched the “biggest crackdown” under President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi‘s rule, according to Amnesty International, rounding up more than 2,300 people following a series of anti-government protests in late September.

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Egypt: Lawyers file case against ex-presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabahi

Two Egyptian lawyers known for their ties to the authorities have filed complaints to the Prosecutor-General against former presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabahi and the outspoken Member of Parliament Ahmed Tantawi, alleging that they incited protests.

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‘We’re being chased’: Egyptian human rights lawyers struggle under crackdown

After protests calling for the fall of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi kicked off earlier this month, human rights lawyers in the country have been busy dashing from police stations to courtrooms to meetings with families whose relatives have been arrested.

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