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Hundreds arrested in security crackdown to contain calls for protest on Nov 11

Since October, hundreds of people have been arrested across Egypt, as well as outside the country, while at least 150 remain held in custody as authorities heighten security measures, deploy personnel and vehicles onto main streets and carry out arbitrary stop-and-searches in the capital.

Egypt turns Sharm El-Sheikh into military fortress fearing Cop27 dissent

With less than three weeks until Egypt hosts the UN annual conference on climate change (Cop27) in Sharm el-Sheikh, residents say the South Sinai city and its surrounding areas have turned into what looks like “a war zone” with security measures allegedly aimed at securing the event.

Without a trace: extrajudicial detention continues in Egypt

Islam Ahmad Khamis is a young Egyptian in his thirties. For seven years, his mother waited for him to return home after he was arrested one day in the winter of 2015 and was subjected to enforced disappearance — extrajudicial detention — on four occasions by the authorities. After disappearing …