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Esraa Abdel Fattah among six released in Egypt after months in pre-trial detention

The released detainees still face charges against them including “joining a terrorist group” and “spreading fake news”

Khaled-Dawoud released Egypt Egyptian journalist-politician Khaled Dawoud freed after over 18 months in pre-trial detention

Dawoud was released pending investigations although the prosecution has not presented any evidence in court to support the charges against him. He faces charges of “collaborating with a terrorist organization”, “publishing false information” and “misusing social media

Amid repression and setbacks, people’s movements in north Africa continue struggles

North Africa in 2020 was both a site of armed conflict and repression, and yet, also an example of the determined resistance of the people to the forces of repression

Alaa Abdel Fattah Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah re-arrested after court revokes release order

A criminal court in Cairo revoked its own order for the release of Alaa Abdel Fattah and two other activists. Alaa Abdel Fattah, one of the prominent faces of the 2011 uprising against the Hosni Mubarak regime, has been in jail for nearly 6 years since 2013

Egypt coup Protests continue against president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in Egypt

The protests were sparked by videos by Mohammad Ali, an exiled businessman, highlighting president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s corruption. The protests are rooted in the common people’s rising economic hardships, along with the widespread oppression

Morsi’s death is a collective failure of Egypt’s democratic movement

The circumstances of Mohammed Morsi’s death reflect the hopelessness in Egyptian politics following the return of the military

Egypt holds referendum designed to consolidate El-Sisi’s power

Egyptians are voting on amendments that may end up letting president Abdel Fattah El-Sisi’s stay in power until 2030. The vote has been accompanied by a massive crackdown on the opposition

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