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Egypt has securitised Shi’ism, but Salafism arguably poses the greater threat

Last month, courts in Egypt ruled in favour of closing down local Shia TV channels and websites. Despite a previous decision to annul the verdict, it was overturned by the state council judiciary.

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Egypt abusing pre-trial detention to eliminate rights advocates

Egypt has been “abusing” pre-trial detention to eliminate human rights defenders from society by bringing “terrorism” charges against activists, lawyers, journalists and critics of the government of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, a report said.

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US Department of State 2019 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices in Egypt

According to its constitution, Egypt is a republic governed by an elected president and unicameral legislature. Presidential elections were held in March 2018. Challengers to the incumbent President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi pulled out ahead of the election, citing personal decisions, political pressure, legal troubles, and unfair competition; in some cases …

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Egypt designates numbers on WhatsApp for reporting coronavirus ‘rumors’

Egypt’s cabinet media center said on Wednesday that it has designated two numbers on the mobile call and messaging application WhatsApp for citizens to report “rumors” about the novel coronavirus, warning that those who spread false information about COVID-19 online could face legal measures under the penal code and cybercrime …

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