Wednesday , 11 December 2019

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Building a virtual political party for Egypt

In Egypt there is no star brighter than that of footballing legend Mohamed Salah. Just this month, he was named PFA player of the year, and Egyptian Twitter danced deep into the night. Coming on the heels of an “election” dubbed farcical by The Washington Post, The New Yorker and The Economist, to …

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Egypt: Hisham Genina’s sentence a serious setback for freedom of expression under al-Sisi

Responding to the sentencing of Hisham Genina, former head of the Central Auditing Organisation in Egypt, to five years in prison on charges of “publishing false information for harming national security”, Amnesty International’s North Africa Campaigns Director, Najia Bounaim said:

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Military court sentences Hesham Geneina to 5 years in prison

Hesham Geneina, the former head of the Central Auditing Authority, was sentenced to five years in prison by a military court on Tuesday. His defense team intends to take steps to file an appeal against the verdict, according to lawyer Hossam Lotfy.

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A cabinet of kleptocracy in Sisi’s pseudo-parliament

The philosopher Walter Benjamin once wrote that ‘behind every fascism, there is a failed revolution’. Well, in Egypt, behind its very own modern ‘fascism’, or for the sake of lugubrious debate, ‘totalitarianism’, you’ll find the corpses of revolutionaries.

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Egypt ex-anti-corruption official to face military trial

Egypt’s military prosecution yesterday referred the former head of the country’s Central Auditing Organization (HAC), Hisham Geneina, to a military court accusing him of “spreading news that harms the armed forces”, the Anadolu Agency reported, quoting his lawyer Ali Taha.

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Prosecution renews Hesham Geneina’s detention order for 45 days, lawyer requests hospital transfer

Egypt’s military prosecution renewed the detention order for former head of the Central Auditing Authority (CAA) Hesham Geniena for an additional 45 days on Tuesday, pending investigations into his claims that detained former Armed Forces Chief of Staff Sami Anan had documents implicating the state in a number of violent …

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HuffPost Arabi journalist arrested after Hesham Geneina interview

The journalist who conducted an interview with former head of the Central Auditing Authority (CAA) Hesham Geneina, in which the latter discussed documents regarding post-2011 violence, was arrested on Friday according to lawyer Ezzat Ghoneim.

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Egypt’s Comprehensive Military Operation

On February 9, Egypt’s military spokesman Colonel Tamer al-Rifai announced the launch of the “Comprehensive Military Operation,” which aims to eliminate the country’s growing insurgency. Even though the primary focus of the operation is the Sinai Peninsula, earning it the nickname “Operation Sinai,” it also includes extensive deployment of security …

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