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Four days since disappearance of photojournalist following national security summons

There was still no news regarding the whereabouts of freelance photojournalist Mohamed El Raai on Sunday, four days after he was summoned to the National Security Agency office in the Cairo neighborhood of Shubra al-Kheima on Wednesday. His family has filed missing persons reports with the public prosecutor and the …

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Egypt using special terror courts to silence dissent, UN experts say

UN experts have accused Egypt of using special terrorism courts to imprison human rights defenders and silence dissent, with the government of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi “gravely endangering” activists’ lives by imprisoning them during the pandemic.

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Egyptian authorities to release 91 ‘Palacegate’ protesters as thousands more languish in detention

The Egyptian Supreme State Security Prosecution service (SSSP) has ordered the release of 91 people arrested for protesting against the government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in September 2019, Egyptian human rights lawyer Khaled Ali announced on Wednesday.

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Egypt: 8 executed in one day

Eight men were executed yesterday in Egypt in what is thought to be the first death sentences carried out in the country so far in 2020. The defendants were among 17 men who had been sentenced to death in a military court in May 2019 and accused of attacking three …

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Egypt: media denies execution of Hisham Al-Ashmawy

Egyptian media denied yesterday what was published about implementing the death sentence against a former army officer Hisham Al-Ashmawy after a military court convicted him of carrying out “terrorist attacks” against Egyptian police and army forces. Yesterday morning, Saudi Arabian channel Al-Arabiya in addition to Egyptian media including the online website of the …

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