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Thursday, 15 March 2018

Egypt has yet to respond to British MPs’ request to visit Morsi in prison

A UK MP is warning Egypt that it has yet to respond to British lawmakers request to visit ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in prison, Anadolu reports. MP Crispin Blunt said that Morsi “is not an ordinary prisoner” and that his allegedly deteriorating health condition lead to “wider consequences.” A group of British parliamentarians had petitioned the Egyptian government last week to review the conditions of Morsi’s detention.

Also worth a quick skim

  •  Mona Eltahawy says, as an Egyptian feminist, she is not celebrating the rise of Gina Haspel to become the first woman to head the CIA, in a piece for the New York Times.
  • Reuters interviewed a belly dancer who donned a beard in one of her shows to protest LGBT abuse in Egypt.
  • Egyptian authorities are investigating two religious officials for lashing out at footballer Mohamed Salah during a mosque sermon, according to Gulf News.
  • National football team coach Hector Cuper is concerned that Ramadan will interfere with Egypt’s preparations for the World Cup, the AP’s Hamza Hendawi reports.

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