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Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Egypt detains six for “insulting the police” through a play

Military prosecutors are investigating six individuals arrested last week for their involvement in a play “seen as insulting to police forces,” The Associated Press reports. The play is named after Suleiman Khater, a police conscript who killed seven Israeli tourists in 1985. The arrests come after President Abdel Fattah El Sisi issued a stern warning to media outlets that insulting the army or police is tantamount to treason in his eyes.

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