Friday , 30 September 2022

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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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Innocence behind bars: The fate of Egypt’s minors at the mercy of criminal and military courts

Aser has been waiting for a miracle as he lives out a nightmare behind bars among criminals and dangerous convicts since he was arrested on January 12, 2016 at dawn.

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Hasm claims responsibility for Sunday Cairo attack

The Hasm Movement has claimed responsibility for the Sunday attack in Cairo, which killed two police officers and injured three conscripts. The unidentified assailants shot the gas tank of a central security force personnel carrier from a Jeep near the Cairo suburb of Maadi early Sunday.

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Karate Squads back to disperse protesters in Egypt

The demonstrations at the Syndicate of Journalists on Sunday evening witnessed the return of the security elements in plain clothes previously used to intervene to break up  protests. Those elements are known by political parties and movements as the “Karate Squads.”

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Update: Police arrest 32 workers following dispersal of sit-in at Tourah Cement Company

Security forces dispersed a sit-in held by workers demanding full-time contracts, as per a previous court ruling, at the privately owned Tourah Cement Company in southern Cairo on Monday. They detained 22 workers during the dispersal, arresting 10 more that evening and issuing warrants for an additional three.

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Court to probe Rabea defendants’ allegations of prison abuse, including photojournalist Shawkan

A Cairo criminal court ordered an investigation on Saturday into allegations by defendants in the Rabea al-Adaweya sit-in dispersal case of mistreatment in prison.

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