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‘Your password or your life’: Egyptian activist Israa Abdelfattah says she was tortured after arrest

Prominent Egyptian activist and journalist Israa Abdelfattah has told prosecutors that she was tortured and beaten during her arrest in Cairo this weekend, according to her friends and lawyers.

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Security directives instruct media to attack National Council for Human Rights

Media organizations received instructions from security agencies to attack the National Council for Human Rights and its head, following a statement it published criticizing recent police violations, media sources told Mada Masr.

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‘Biggest crackdown’ under Sisi condemned after thousands arrested

Egyptian authorities have launched the “biggest crackdown” under President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi‘s rule, according to Amnesty International, rounding up more than 2,300 people following a series of anti-government protests in late September.

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‘We’re being chased’: Egyptian human rights lawyers struggle under crackdown

After protests calling for the fall of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi kicked off earlier this month, human rights lawyers in the country have been busy dashing from police stations to courtrooms to meetings with families whose relatives have been arrested.

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UN warns Egypt’s military ‘to change approach to protests’ as massacre fears loom

The United Nations on Friday called on Egyptian authorities to “radically change their approach” to any future protests, after more than 2,000 people were reportedly arrested following demonstrations last weekend against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

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Amnesty warns of ‘massive crackdown’ in Egypt as arrests continue

Amnesty International has called on world leaders to stop a massive crackdown on opposition protesters by the regime of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, a day after US President Donald Trump met with the Egyptian dictator and called him “a great leader”.

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