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Crackdown on EIPR escalates with arrest of criminal justice director

In an escalating crackdown on one of Egypt’s leading human rights groups, National Security Agency officers arrested Karim Ennarah, the director of the criminal justice unit of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, at 2 pm on Wednesday while he was on vacation in Dahab in South Sinai and took …

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EIPR: Staffer’s arrest a direct response to meeting with diplomats

The arrest of the administrative manager of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR), a flagship human rights organization, on Sunday night was a direct response by authorities to a meeting held at the group’s office earlier this month with various European diplomats and ambassadors to discuss the human rights …

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