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Wednesday, 6 May 2020

Egypt in the News on 6 May 2020

The release of US-Egyptian citizen Reem Dessouky from an Egyptian prison is still getting traction in the international press: The New York Times reports the art teacher renounced her Egyptian citizenship before boarding a plane back to the US on Sunday. Al Monitor also has the story.

New Ramez prank show beyond a joke: Lawmakers, including Mortada Mansour himself, are lining up calls and complaints to Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly and the public prosecutor’s office to ban full-time prankster / former actor Ramez Galal’s Ramadan show for “inciting violence against women,” Reuters reports.

Outbreak “adds urgency” to ending arbitrary arrests in Egypt- HRW: The covid-19 pandemic has made it necessary for the US to end its support for Egypt’s security services as prison conditions are “ripe for a public health crisis,” Human Rights Watch argues.

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