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Tuesday, 27 April 2021

Egypt in the News on 27 April 2021

Leading the conversation on Egypt in the foreign press this morning: Egyptian authorities yesterday executed nine people found guilty of the Kerdasa police killings in 2013, the Associated Press reports. The attack left 15 people dead, including 11 police officers. The nine men were among the 20 defendants who were handed death sentences in 2017. Amnesty International has a statement out.

Also making headlines:

  • Doubts over new FGM penalties: Activists have expressed scepticism that the government will be able to enforce the new penalties imposed for committing female genital mutilation. (Reuters)
  • Eid in Ayia Napa: Vaccinated Egyptians can travel to Cyprus starting 10 May without providing a negative covid-19 test or going through a quarantine. (Arab News)

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