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Wednesday, 24 June 2020

Egypt in the News on 24 June 2020

The arrest yesterday of human rights activist Sanaa Seif is leading the conversation on Egypt in the foreign press this morning. Seif is being charged with misusing social media, inciting terrorism and spreading false news and has been ordered to remain in pretrail detention for a 15 day period. Amnesty International issued a statement on her arrest, and the Associated Press picked up the story.

Other stories to keep on your radar:

  • The suicide of exiled LGBT activist Sarah Hegazi is still getting digital ink in the foreign press, this time from the Quint.
  • Cairene architecture falls victim to presidential whims: The Forte Tower in Zamalek, which remains empty and unfinished more than 50 years after it was started, exemplifies the price exacted on the city’s architecture by the changing ambitions of successive governments, Oliver Wainwright writes in the Guardian.

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