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Egypt mulls community service over prison time

The Egyptian parliament is mulling the replacement of prison sentences with community service for inmates convicted of minor offenses. The aim is to reduce the cost of incarcerations and ease prison overcrowding by having offenders work in small and medium-sized enterprises rather than occupy jail cells.

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Egyptian Interpol demands extradition of former official

Egyptian Interpol circulated again red notice lists to extradite Yehia Sayed Moussa, a former health official, as he is a main defendant in the case of assassinating late General Prosecutor Hisham Barakat in June, 2015.

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Armed Forces orders emergency medical measures in Sinai as military presence intensifies

The Armed Forces requested the urgent deployment of medical reinforcements to the Sinai Peninsula and Ismailia as hospitals implement emergency measures, following an increase in military presence in the area sources told Mada Masr on Wednesday, speaking on condition of anonymity.

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Co-founder of anti-torture NGO Al-Nadeem prevented from traveling

Authorities at Cairo International Airport prevented Suzanne Fayyad, co-founder of Al-Nadeem Center for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence and Torture, from traveling on Wednesday as she attempted to board a flight to Tunisia.

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Egypt busts organ trafficking network

The Egyptian Interior Ministry shocked the public Aug. 22 by announcing it had arrested 12 people who had formed an organ trafficking network in Giza governorate, south of Cairo. The revelation sparked the public’s fear of a rise in such trafficking in the country, as did media reports this week …

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