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Lebanese newspaper: Military intelligence controlling gas exploration agreements in Egypt

Lebanese newspaper Al Akhbar revealed that the Military Intelligence took over deals to explore for gas in Egypt amid accusations of corruption, as the military body granted the right for gas exploration in the Mediterranean to Italian and British limited liability companies, despite the suitability of the other competitors’ offers.

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Slain student caught in ‘web’ spun by Egyptian security services

Giulio Regeni, an Italian student tortured and murdered in Cairo in 2016, was ensnared in a “spider’s web” spun by the Egyptian security services in the weeks leading up to his death, Rome prosecutors said on Tuesday, reports Reuters.

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Amnesty: Egypt’s State Security prosecution operating as a ‘sinister tool of repression’

A new report published by Amnesty International exposes how Egypt’s Supreme State Security Prosecution (SSSP) is routinely misusing counter-terror legislation to prosecute thousands of peaceful critics and suspend guarantees to fair trial.

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President’s eldest son, Mahmoud al-Sisi, sidelined from powerful intelligence position to diplomatic mission in Russia

Mahmoud al-Sisi, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s son and a senior official in the powerful General Intelligence Service (GIS), is being reassigned to a long-term position at Egypt’s diplomatic delegation in Moscow, according to multiple sources, including two GIS officials who spoke to Mada Masr separately.

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