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Egypt to press for arrest of Sisi outspoken critic Mohamed Ali

An Egyptian court dealing with threats to national security has tasked the government with addressing the International Criminal Police Organization — Interpol — to arrest three Egyptians, including a construction contractor in self-exile, for inciting the public against the government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

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Governments Are Using Spyware on Citizens. Can They Be Stopped?

Recent examples include the Canadian company Sandvine, which provided censorship technology to Belarus and Egypt; the French firm Nexa Technologies, which sold internet surveillance equipment to Libya and Egypt; and the U.S.-based company Oracle, which provided surveillance products in China. Western companies have a long track record of selling powerful …

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Egypt’s FM: Turkish decision banning outlawed Muslim Brotherhood members from using social media ‘a positive step’

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry praised Turkey’s decision of banning the Egyptian fugitives of the outlawed group Brotherhood from using social media, describing it as “a positive step.”

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‘7 years of abundance’ — The unusual media campaign celebrating Sisi’s anniversary

The headlines emblazoned across nearly all state and private newspapers in Egypt today, June 30, are emblazoned with praise for President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and laud the “new republic,” a term Sisi himself used in a speech several months ago to describe the scope of his ambition to transform Egypt.

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Turkey-Egypt rapprochement: Political exiles live in fear amid thawing of relations

When Amr’s mother went to visit his brother in an Egyptian jail, the police guards told her: “Turkey will deport your son very soon, and he will pay the price for his negative coverage of Egypt.”

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Egyptian dissidents who hold Turkish nationality can’t be deported

A number of Egyptian media professionals residing in Turkey, whose programmes and activities have recently been suspended, “cannot be extradited to Cairo under any circumstances because they are holders of Turkish citizenship”, informed sources told the London-based Al-Quds Al-Arabi newspaper.

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