Saturday , 14 December 2019

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Egypt’s Mada Masr determined to press on despite raid

After police raided the offices of the Mada Masr news website last week, editor in chief Lina Attalah has expressed her determination to persevere in the pursuit of critical journalism in Egypt. “We will continue our independent coverage of what is happening in Egypt,” she told Al-Monitor. Attalah said she has been encouraged by international statements …

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Egypt: Targeting the final line of defence

“Every day, I go to work and wonder if I’ll return,” explained Khaled*, an Egyptian lawyer, formerly at a human rights organisation that provided legal support for students and other young people.

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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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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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