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HRW: Protests Still Scare Egypt’s Government

Egyptians have many reasons to protest and little space to do so. But over several days in late September, something new happened. In villages and towns stretching from Damietta in the north to Luxor and Aswan in the south, small but widespread street protests erupted predominately in some of the …

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Awamiyah under siege: Residents of Luxor village detail events after murder of Ewais al-Rawy

The Luxor village of Awamiyah has been under an effective siege for several days in the wake of the tensions and protests that engulfed the area after a police officer killed 38-year-old Ewais Abdel Hamid al-Rawy, an employee at the Luxor International Hospital and father of two children, in front …

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