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Professors and Doctors Among 45 Arrested in Egypt Organ Trafficking Ring

Egyptian authorities have arrested 45 suspects accused of being involved in an illegal organ trafficking ring, announced Egypt’s Ministry of Health and the Administrative Control Authority (ACA), Egypt’s anti-corruption body.

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Egypt’s rights groups call for legal reform to combat ‘excessive’ use of travel bans

Two Egyptian rights groups warned on Wednesday against the marked increase in “arbitrary” travel bans used against activists, academics, intellectuals, media and political opposition figures over the past two years.

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Police state Egypt: Crackdown on campus

Just a week before Egypt’s annual student union elections were due to be held, the education minister cancelled them altogether. It was a move that highlighted how freedoms in Egypt’s universities are increasingly curtailed under President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

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Who murdered Giulio Regeni?

When the battered body of a Cambridge PhD student was found outside Cairo, Egyptian police claimed he had been hit by a car. Then they said he was the victim of a robbery. Then they blamed a conspiracy against Egypt. But in a digital age, it’s harder than ever to …

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The elephant in the room (part 2): The state and sectarian violence

The first part of this article dealt with the main triggers of sectarian violence in Egypt, particularly in the period after January 2011, concluding that issues the state has failed to adequately deal with, such as the stalling of draft legislation, has only exacerbated sectarian incidents in recent years.

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The elephant in the room (part 1): The state and sectarian violence

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi urged the swift pursuit of justice in holding the perpetrators of sectarian violence to account, regardless of who they are, in the aftermath of a sectarian incident in Karm Village, Minya in May.

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Ministry committee reviews agricultural exports to Russia in wake of dispute

The Agriculture Ministry has formed a technical committee to examine procedures for the export of fruit and vegetables to Russia following Russia’s recent announcement that Egyptian exports do not meet its food hygiene standards, according to ministry sources.

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