Biggest wave of arrests since Sisi took office: 1909 people detained

Source: Madamasr

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A wide and aggressive sweep by security forces continues, with at least 1,909 people arrested as of early Thursday morning, according to the Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights. This arrest campaign, which began after anti-regime protests erupted last weekend, is the largest since President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi formally took power on a counter-terrorism mandate in 2014. 

Journalist, former Dostour Party leader, and senior member of the Civil Democratic Movement Khaled Dawoud, was among those arrested on Wednesday. Hazem Hosny and Hassan Nafaa, both professors at Cairo University’s Faculty of Economics and Political Science, were also arrested. All three have appeared before State Security Prosecution, according to lawyers, and face charges of spreading fake news and joining terrorist organizations. 

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