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Egypt: Lawyers file case against ex-presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabahi

Two Egyptian lawyers known for their ties to the authorities have filed complaints to the Prosecutor-General against former presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabahi and the outspoken Member of Parliament Ahmed Tantawi, alleging that they incited protests.

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Anti-Corruption Protests Roiling Egypt Add to Regional Insecurity

Chaotic protests across Egypt this weekend — prompted by videos exposing corruption in President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s military-backed government — underscore the population’s weariness with economic hardship due in part to government austerity measures.

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#ThatsEnough: Anti-Sisi hashtags go viral on Twitter after videos expose ‘state corruption’

Hashtags opposed to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt have gone viral on Twitter in the past couple of days, following the release of videos by Egyptian contractor Mohammed Aly accusing the president, who came to power after a 2013 military coup, of corruption.

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