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Egyptian court renews detention of ailing former presidential candidate

A court in Egypt has renewed the detention of former presidential candidate Abdul Monem Aboul Fotouh for 45 days on charges of “broadcasting and spreading false news and information” as well as “misuse of a social media platform” and “aiding a terrorist organisation”.

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Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah’s fate still ‘unclear’, as two year detention order expires

Prominent Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah’s fate remains “unclear” after on Thursday he completed two years and one day in pre-trial detention – contrary to Egypt’s code of criminal procedure, a member of his legal team has said.

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