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Egyptian authorities have charged Sanaa Seif under the Penal Code and Cybercrime Law for disseminating information regarding Covid-19 in the Tora prison complex in Cairo.

Egypt launched a two-day vote for a new Senate on Tuesday, authorities confirmed.

Hollywood actors, renowned writers urge Egypt to free activist

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Hollywood actors, renowned writers urge Egypt to free activist

Noam Chomsky, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Arundhati Roy were among the public figures to call for the release of prominent Egyptian activist Sanaa Seif.

AU reports Nile negotiations progress amid Egyptian criticism

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AU reports Nile negotiations progress amid Egyptian criticism

The African Union has reported progress in negotiations regarding Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam amid heightened tensions between Egypt and Ethiopia ...

Renowned jailed Egypt journalist dies after contracting Covid-19

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Renowned jailed Egypt journalist dies after contracting Covid-19

Prominent Egyptian journalist Mohamed Monir, who had been imprisoned on false news charges, has died of Covid-19.

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Egypt arrests doctors, silences critics over coronavirus outbreak

Despite an ongoing deadly coronavirus outbreak, Egypt has imposed a crackdown on health workers deemed to be critical of the Sisi regime.

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Sister of prominent Egyptian detainee arrested after protesting assault

Sanaa Seif, the sister of imprisoned rights activist Alaa Abdel Fattah, was arrested after submitting a complaint ...

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Family of prominent Egyptian activist beaten outside Tora prison

The elderly mother and two sisters of jailed activist Alaa Abdel Fattah were beaten and robbed by 'thugs' as police ...

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Egypt's relentless war on journalism persists amid pandemic

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's regime has ramped up its brutal campaign against freedom of expression in the media, punishing anyone ...

Covid-19: A dual punishment for Palestinian and Arab prisoners

A joint call from Arab intellectuals and personalities

Covid-19: A dual punishment for Palestinian and Arab prisoners

Comment: An open letter from more than 150 personalities from the Arab world, calling for the release of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails ...

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Egyptian activist ends hunger strike after courts restart hearings

Renowned activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah told his family he was ending his hunger strike after Egypt's courts recommenced ...

Egypt releases Mada Masr editor-in-chief on bail

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Egypt releases Mada Masr editor-in-chief on bail

Attalah was released following her arrest on Sunday outside Cairo's Tora Prison where she had been interviewing Laila Soueif, the mother of ...

Mada Masr editor arrested outside Cairo prison

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Mada Masr editor arrested outside Cairo prison

Egyptian security services on Sunday arrested the editor-in-chief of prominent independent news outlet Mada Masr, its lawyer said, the latest in ...

Egypt arbitrarily extends pre-trial detention of over 1,600 defendants

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Egypt arbitrarily extends pre-trial detention of over 1,600 defendants

Amnesty said Egypt had flouted basic due process guarantees by citing the Covid-19 pandemic to extend the pre-trial detention of over 1,600 ...

Egypt releases over 4,000 prisoners for Sinai Liberation Day

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Egypt releases over 4,000 prisoners for Sinai Liberation Day

Egypt released far more detainees than usual on the national holiday, signalling that authorities have bowed to pressure to reduce prison ...

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Egyptian authorities abduct former child prisoner activist

Marwa had abandoned her past as a political activist a 'long time ago', according to her husband, but she has still been detained by the Egyptian regime.

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Egypt pardons hundreds of prisoners, without mention of Covid-19

Egypt has freed 460 convicts, with plans to pardon more prisoners to commemorate Sinai Liberation Day. Despite pressure from activists, Covid-19 ...

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

Emirates Airline is conducting rapid coronavirus testing for passengers, Israel arrests 'anti-Palestinian' extremist settlers who escaped ...

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Imprisoned Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah launches hunger strike

Abdel Fattah's family say the activist, who has not been convicted of any crime, is among thousands subject to dire conditions in in ...

Coronavirus outbreak in Middle East prisons poses mounting threat

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Coronavirus outbreak in Middle East prisons poses mounting threat

While some Middle East regimes have temporarily released inmates as the coronavirus spreads in crowded jails, countless political prisoners, ...

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Egypt frees prominent activist amid calls for prisoner releases

Authorities released Shady el-Ghazaly Harb amid calls for a prisoner releases due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Egypt to free women arrested over prisoner release protests

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Egypt to free women arrested over prisoner release protests

Four prominent Egyptian activists are set to be released on bail after protesting for the release of prisoners before the COVID-19 pandemic ...

Egypt detains prominent activists for demanding prisoner releases

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Egypt detains prominent activists for demanding prisoner releases

Egyptian police arrested four prominent women activists as they campaigned for the release of prisoners as the country grapples with a ...

Under UAE pressure, Egypt holds military funeral for Mubarak

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Under UAE pressure, Egypt holds military funeral for Mubarak

The UAE allegedly pressured Sisi to hold a full-honours funeral for Mubarak, during which he praised Mubarak's military service but made no ...

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