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Tuesday, 6 April 2021

Egypt in the News on 6 April 2021

Still getting attention in the foreign press this morning: The online targeting of Marwa Elselehdar — Egypt’s first female ship captain — amid fake news that she was responsible for last month’s chaos in the Suez Canal. (Washington Post | Independent | Times of Israel | Entrepreneur)

Former prime minister and ex-IMF rep Hazem El Beblawi won’t be held liable for the alleged torture of US human rights advocate Mohamed Soltan, who was imprisoned in Egypt between 2013 and 2015, according to the Washington Post. El Beblawi was interim PM in 2013-2014. Soltan filed last year a federal lawsuit, but the US Justice Department asked last Thursday to dismiss the case after Beblawi was found immune from court proceedings in the United States, having stepped down from his position at the IMF and left the US at the end of October.

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