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Egyptian prosecution orders release of four defendants accused of performing Eid al-Fitr prayer

The Public Prosecution in Egypt’s Giza Governorate on Tuesday ordered the release of four defendants on LE500 bail, after they were accused of performing the collective Eid al-Fitr prayer in violation of the Egyptian Cabinet’s regulations banning large gatherings and group prayer amid the coronavirus outbreak.

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From TikTok to Jail: Popular Egyptian Influencer Arrested for ‘Violating Family Values’

Egypt’s Ministry of Interior announced on Friday evening that popular TikTok star Mawada Eladhm had been arrested a day earlier on charges of “violating family principles and values in Egyptian society” and “establishing, managing and using [websites and social media accounts] with the aim of committing those crimes”.

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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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Egypt claims detained filmmaker accidentally died due to ‘drinking hand sanitiser’

An Egyptian filmmaker found dead last week in the country’s notorious Tora prison died after ingesting alcohol intended for use as hand sanitiser, the public prosecution has claimed, seemingly contradicting accounts from fellow prisoners who said guards ignored calls for help.

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