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Egypt arrests doctors, silences critics over coronavirus outbreak

A doctor arrested after writing an article about Egypt’s fragile health system. A pharmacist picked up from work after posting online about a shortage of protective gear. An editor taken from his home after questioning official coronavirus figures. A pregnant doctor arrested after a colleague used her phone to report …

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Cairo marks anniversary of revolution by jailing journalists

Two militants who allegedly had been plotting terror attacks were killed in an exchange of gunfire with security forces in the Jalbana area of North Sinai June 30. The Egyptian news reports quoted a statement by the Interior Ministry that weapons and ammunition were seized during a police raid that “thwarted terrorist attacks planned to coincide …

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Egypt: Seven years after the coup, repression reigns as the economy tanks

Egyptians who demonstrated in support of Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s coup in the summer of 2013 likely expected, at a minimum, increased political freedom and an improved economic situation.

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Sisi’s patriarchal crusade against women influencers reveals Egyptian regime’s deepest fears

On Saturday, the famous Egyptian belly dancer and political satirist Sama El-Masry ws sentenced to three years in prison and a hefty fine. Her fate will come as little surprise to anyone who has observed the trajectory of the Sisi regime since it took power in a coup in 2013. 

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