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Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Egypt in the News on 16 October 2019

Detentions of journalists and human rights activists are leading the conversation in the foreign press this morning. The wife of jailed Palestinian-Egyptian activist Ramy Shaath tells France 24 that her husband is a “prisoner of conscience” and urges the authorities to release him. Meanwhile, the Committee for the Protection of Journalists is calling on the government to release Esraa Abdel Fattah, who was reportedly abused in custody after being arrested on Saturday.

Other headlines worth a skim this morning:

  • Ancient Egypt: The Associated Press picks up an Antiquities Ministry statement announcing the finding of at least 20 ancient wooden coffins in Luxor.
  • Inside Manshiyet Nasr (or not): The New York Post is out with a piece nominally about the Christians of Manshiyet Nasr but ends up focusing on the effects of Islamic militarism on the Coptic community.
  • Egyptian royal jewelry exhibition in Dubai: The jewelry of former Egyptian princess Faiza and Queen Nazli will be on display at the “Treasures and Legends exhibition” in Dubai that features historic pieces by renowned jewelry maker Van Cleef & Arpels, according to the National.

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