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Egypt: 8 executed in one day

Eight men were executed yesterday in Egypt in what is thought to be the first death sentences carried out in the country so far in 2020. The defendants were among 17 men who had been sentenced to death in a military court in May 2019 and accused of attacking three …

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Egypt: media denies execution of Hisham Al-Ashmawy

Egyptian media denied yesterday what was published about implementing the death sentence against a former army officer Hisham Al-Ashmawy after a military court convicted him of carrying out “terrorist attacks” against Egyptian police and army forces. Yesterday morning, Saudi Arabian channel Al-Arabiya in addition to Egyptian media including the online website of the …

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Detained researcher’s lawyers say he was beaten, his arrest report falsified

Rights researcher and graduate student Patrick George Zaki was arrested from the Cairo airport on Friday. He was held incommunicado for 24 hours, during which he was beaten and electrocuted before appearing at the public prosecutor’s office, and faces charges that include spreading false news.

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‘Be transparent about his whereabouts’: US Senator tells Egypt to reveal location of Mostafa al-Naggar

US Republican Senator Marco Rubio called on the Egyptian government to disclose the location of Mostafa al-Naggar, a prominent activist and former politician who has been missing for more than 16 months.

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Court finds police order to force activist to spend 12 hours a day in police station ‘abusive’ and ‘without justification’

An administrative court said police officials acted “unilaterally and without justification” in ordering activist Mohamed Adel to spend 12 hours every night — from 6 pm to 6 am — inside a police station as part of his probation, according to the judicial reasoning for a December ruling by an …

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Egypt arrests 32 women from prominent North Sinai tribe

Thirty-two women from the Fawakhira tribe in North Sinai have been arrested, according to Al Jazeera Arabic. Following the announcement of US President Donald Trump’s peace plan last week, the threat level in Sinai has been raised to the highest point. Security forces say they are pre-empting developments in the …

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What Has Changed in Policing since the Arab Uprisings of 2011? Surveying Policing Concepts and Modes of Contestation

Since 2011, the police have been at the centre of the contestation rocking the Arab world. This paper maps out some of the main modes of contestation and provides a preliminary assessment of their impact on police practices. It argues that mass mobilised contestation succeeded in changing such practices only …

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Egypt expands arrest campaigns ahead of revolution anniversary

The Egyptian Ministry of Interior yesterday claimed that it had uncovered a “hostile terrorist plot by the Muslim Brotherhood” aimed at undermining security and stability, creating chaos in the country and damaging its economic capabilities in conjunction with the commemoration of the 25 January Revolution.

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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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