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Egyptian rights activists sound alarm over pre-trial detention of political detainees

Egyptian rights lawyers and organizations told Al-Monitor about the dire legal violations that the Egyptian authorities are committing by issuing court decisions to extend the pre-trial detention of political prisoners without allowing them to appear before a judge. These organizations have called for the release of all those whose detentions were extended …

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Detainee’s death raises concerns on conditions of prisoners in Egypt

“Prison doesn’t kill but loneliness does. I need your support in order not to die. I tried to resist on my own … so that I get out the person you’ve known; but I can’t take it anymore.” An Egyptian artist wrote these words a few months before he died …

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Egypt ex-minister slams $2bn IMF loan as ‘political decision to support Sisi’

Egypt’s former investment minister has warned a $2.77bn IMF loan will deepen austerity and inflict great harm on the country’s poor, as the Middle East’s most populous nation struggles amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Egypt ‘summarily executes’ 18 arbitrarily detained civilians in Sinai, in ‘IS campaign’

Locals in Egypt‘s restive Sinai province are calling on authorities to immediately release the names and photographs of suspected Islamic State militants killed on Sunday, amid reports that the operation is a cover-up for the summary execution of prisoners held under arbitrary arrest.

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