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Monday, 6 July 2020

Egypt in the News on 6 July 2020

Human rights are once again at the center of the conversation on Egypt in the international press this morning. The Financial Times’ Middle East editor Andrew England and the Independent’s Bel Trew recap what they say is a clampdown on dissent in the time of covid.

Canadian citizen Yasser Albaz has been released from pre-trial detention and returned to Canada on Thursday, according to Reuters. Albaz was arrested last year at Cairo International Airport. Canada’s CBC and CTV also picked up the story.

Italy is unhappy with progress on the case of murdered Italian researcher Giulio Regeni: President of the Italian Parliament Roberto Fico described the current state of affairs as a “punch in the face” of Italy on Friday, according to the Associated Press.

The arrest of a 22-year-old man for allegedly assaulting, harassing and blackmailing 100+ women over the past several years is being picked up by the National.

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