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Three journalists ‘beaten and electrocuted’ after arrest in Egypt

Three photojournalists have been detained on charges of spreading false information after conducting interviews on the streets with members of the public in central Cairo, officials said on Sunday.

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Released Egyptian journalist denies political deal secured his freedom

A fierce battle took place between the Ministry of Interior and the Journalists Union following the detention of journalists Amr Badr and Mahmoud al-Sakka in May of this year on charges of inciting the public to take to the streets following the so-called Tiran and Sanafir crisis. Egypt ceded control …

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Prosecution detains labor strike leaders, accuses them of Brotherhood ties

Six labor leaders from the Public Transport Authority arrested last Saturday in dawn raids were remanded in pre-trial detention, as the General Prosecution accused them of being members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood organization, inciting strikes and disturbing public order.

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3 photojournalists arrested for ‘unlicensed photography’

Security forces arrested three photojournalists on Monday while they were shooting a video in the vicinity of the Press Syndicate in downtown Cairo. They are currently being held in Qasr Al-Nil police station.

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Court order dissolves Commercial Professions Syndicate board

A court ordered the dissolution of the Syndicate of Commercial Professions’ executive boards on Monday, placing the syndicate under court-appointed custody until new board members are elected. The ruling applies to the general syndicate, which has its headquarters in Cairo, as well as its 23 branch syndicates in other governorates.

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Egypt Court Sentences 9 Policemen to 3 Years in Prison for Assault on Doctors

A Cairo misdemeanor court handed down on Tuesday a three-year imprisonment sentence to each of nine policemen for assaulting doctors at the Matareya Teaching Hospital, state-owned Ahram Online reported.

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The Shrinking Independence of Egypt’s Labor Unions

President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is turning against the unions that have helped put him in power. The state has set its sights on the Egyptian Federation of Independent Trade Unions (Al-Ittihad al-Masri lil-Naqabat al-Mustaqilla, EFITU), which operates as a large umbrella of non-governmental labor unions.

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JATO monthly report highlights restrictions on press freedom by state

Journalists against Torture Observatory (JATO) issued its monthly report for August on Sunday, highlighting prominent violations against journalists and the press in Egypt.

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World leaders have categorically failed: Regeni is Egypt’s last chance for human rights

US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has become the latest in long line of world leaders queuing up to meet Egypt’s President Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi. Whilst Clinton will meet the military strongman at the UN General Assembly next week, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnball said he would be welcome to …

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