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‘Egypt has found a cure for covid-19’ — and other outlandish tales from Cairo’s propaganda machine

The spread of covid-19 has given the state’s propagandists a rich new source of material. One widely shared post on Facebook links the coronavirus to a 10-year-old plot linked to the rollout of 5G networks. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, actor Tom Hanks and billionaire Bill Gates all make cameo …

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Egypt claims detained filmmaker accidentally died due to ‘drinking hand sanitiser’

An Egyptian filmmaker found dead last week in the country’s notorious Tora prison died after ingesting alcohol intended for use as hand sanitiser, the public prosecution has claimed, seemingly contradicting accounts from fellow prisoners who said guards ignored calls for help.

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UN ‘hopes’ for investigation into the death of Egyptian filmmaker Shady Habash inside notorious prison

The United Nations on Monday called for an investigation into the death of filmmaker Shady Habash in Egypt‘s notorious Tora prison, while France expressed concerns regarding “troubling” information surrounding the death.

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