Wednesday , 29 January 2020

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How artistic freedom of expression shrinks in ‘new’ Egypt

The Jan. 25, 2011 uprising that toppled President Hosni Mubarak unleashed a creative revolution with the spontaneous emergence of a variety of art forms: graffiti, street performances, underground music and satirical online videos. Much of the revolutionary art was a form of protest against social injustice and repression, but it also acted as a visual commentary on the dramatic developments that were …

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‘Sisi shows no mercy’: Nine years on, Egypt awaits the rest of its revolution

Downtown Cairo is put on lockdown every January as the anniversary of the 2011 revolution approaches. The usually bustling city centre goes silent as the heavy presence of tanks and checkpoints makes itself felt, with people stopped, searched and often arrested arbitrarily. Even those who stay home are still in …

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Sisi attends ceremony for National Police Day as Egypt tightens security for 2011 revolution anniversary

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi attended on Thursday a ceremony for the 68th anniversary of National Police Day, as security forces prepared to confront alleged threats and calls for protests this weekend in light of the anniversary of Egypt’s 2011 uprising.

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Sisi seems to reverse position on local council elections, speaker blames ‘deep state’ for delay of bill in Parliament

On the sidelines of a visit to a factory farm in Fayoum on December 25, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was asked whether it was possible to hold long-delayed elections for local council seats in the same year as elections to the House of Representatives and the recently reinstated Senate, both …

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Boris Johnson must stand up to Sisi in defence of human rights

In September 2014, addressing the United Nations General Assembly for the first time as president of Egypt, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi swore to build “a new Egypt … a state that respects and enforces the rule of law [and] guarantees freedom of opinion for all”.

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British lawyers seek arrest warrant for Egypt’s president over Morsi death

A legal chambers in the UK has filed a criminal complaint with London police requesting an investigation be opened into allegations of torture and murder over the death of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, and that an arrest warrant be issued against Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

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