Behind Egypt’s New Wave of Arrests

Source: Carnegie Endowment 

Author(s): Maged Mandour

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Since Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi won reelection in March with a record 97.08 percent of the vote—and particularly since his inauguration ceremony on June 2—the Egyptian regime has embarked on a renewed campaign of repression against prominent activists and opposition figures. This is a continuation of a policy of strangling the already fragmented and ineffective legal opposition regardless of how little threat it represents.

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