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Intel: How pressure is mounting on Egypt to release detained Americans

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pushed Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on a US citizen that Cairo has detained for six years. State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus noted that Pompeo pressed Shoukry Monday on “concerns over press freedom, human rights and Americans detained in Egypt, including Moustafa Kassem.”

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Egypt detains three journalists for publishing ‘fake news’ after damning human rights report

Egypt security services imprisoned three journalists for 15 days on Wednesday for “spreading false news”. The Egyptian Supreme State Security Prosecution (SSSP) decision took place on the same day that Amnesty International published a report saying that the prosecution service had built a “parallel justice system” in Egypt, using anti-terror legislation …

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