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Sisi attends ceremony for National Police Day as Egypt tightens security for 2011 revolution anniversary

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi attended on Thursday a ceremony for the 68th anniversary of National Police Day, as security forces prepared to confront alleged threats and calls for protests this weekend in light of the anniversary of Egypt’s 2011 uprising.

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Egypt’s Interior Ministry to confront attempts to ‘incite chaos’ during anniversary of January revolution

Egypt’s Minster of Interior said on Wednesday that police will “confront attempts by Muslim Brotherhood members to harm the country’s national security during the 9th anniversary of the January 25, 2011 revolution on Saturday, calling on the Egyptian people not to respond to what it said were “calls for incitement, …

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Egyptian court demands to know whereabouts of Arab Spring icon, Mostafa Al-Naggar

Egypt’s administrative court has ordered the country’s interior minister to reveal the location of a prominent Arab Spring activist and former lawmaker, local media has reported.

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A Statement by the Working Group on Egypt on the Death of Mustafa Kassem

The Working Group on Egypt is deeply saddened by the January 13 death of U.S. citizen Mustafa Kassem in a Cairo hospital, after a long hunger strike to protest his unjust imprisonment and inhumane detention conditions.

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US-Egyptian citizen dies after six years in Egypt custody

Egyptian-American Moustafa Kassem has died after more than six years in custody in Egypt, according to officials. Egypt’s attorney general said in a statement that the dual citizenship holder died in a hospital in Cairo on Monday, a day after being transferred there from prison. An autopsy was ordered to determine …

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Egypt’s House of Representatives approves draft law cancelling conditional half-term release

The House of Representatives’ Legislative and Constitutional Affairs Committee on Sunday approved the government’s draft law to cancel the conditional half-term release in mass gatherings, drugs, money laundering and terrorism cases.

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Public prosecutor granted greater powers to freeze funds unrelated to terror activity

The government has granted the public prosecutor greater powers to freeze the assets, funds and property of individuals and organizations included on terrorist lists, even if those resources were never used for so-called terrorist activity. The move was criticized by a judicial official at the Court of Appeals as providing …

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Cold cells: Demands for warmth for prisoners

Prison authorities’ denial of warm clothes to detainees suffering from cold winter weather is the subject of a new campaign under an Arabic hashtag that translates to “cold cells” (#برد الزنازين).  A focal point of the campaign has been Maximum Security Wing 2 of Tora Prison Complex, where writer and …

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