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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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Security directives instruct media to attack National Council for Human Rights

Media organizations received instructions from security agencies to attack the National Council for Human Rights and its head, following a statement it published criticizing recent police violations, media sources told Mada Masr.

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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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Heavy security clampdown on anti-Sisi protests as state mobilizes supporters to rally

While thousands of demonstrators gathered at the Unknown Soldier Memorial in Cairo’s Nasr City district to chant, dance and wave flags in a show of support for President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, small-scale scattered protests against the president emerged, amid heavily blocked and securitized roads across Cairo.

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