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Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Egypt in the News on 24 November 2020

The detention of EIPR staff last week is still getting a lot of attention in the foreign press this morning: Reuters picks up a statement from the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR), which says that its director, Gaser Abdel Razek, is being held in solitary confinement. Meanwhile, the Telegraph carries an interview with the wife of another detained staffer, Karim Ennarah, and reports that the UK foreign secretary has raised concerns personally with Sameh Shoukry about the arrests. The Financial Times’ editorial board is out with a piece suggesting that Western countries should be more vocal about Egypt’s human rights record.

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