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Egypt police arrest journalist amid wave of activist arrests

Egyptian police have arrested a journalist after raiding his home amid a new crackdown against dissent, a media watchdog has reported. The Arab Observatory for Media Freedom said in a statement that security forces detained Mohamed Said Fathy, 33, on Friday.

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Egyptian camera bill stokes fears of surveillance state

While Egyptian officials argue that a new bill requiring restaurant and shop owners to install cameras will hinder terrorism and boost security, critics counter that the true targets are opponents of the government.

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As Sisi Silences Critics, Hopes Fade That Egypt’s Crackdown Will Ease

Egyptians who hoped that President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s thumping victory in the March presidential election — when he won 97 percent of votes in a deeply flawed poll — would encourage the authoritarian government to soften its crackdown on dissent have been disappointed.

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International organizations condemn arrest of prominent blogger Wael Abbas, whose whereabouts remain unknown

As the whereabouts of prominent blogger and activist Wael Abbas, arrested early on Wednesday morning, remain unknown, international organizations have issued statements criticizing the Egyptian authorities.

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