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Monday, 22 October 2018

Author of forthcoming book critical of economy said arrested; House extends nationwide state of emergency for three months

** #6 The author of a forthcoming book critical of Egypt’s economy is said to have been arrested for allegedly “publishing false news,” Reuters reports, citing security officials and the author’s wife. Abdel Khalek Farouk is the author of “Is Egypt Really a Poor Country?”, draft copies of which have allegedly been seized from his publisher, the newswire reports.

In other security news, the House of Representatives extended the nationwide state of emergency for an additional three months in a vote yesterday, according to a cabinet statement. President Abdel Fattah El Sisi proposed the renewal last week.

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