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Monday, 17 May 2021

Egypt in the News on 17 May 2021

Leading coverage of Egypt this morning in the foreign press: Egypt’s prosecutor general has temporarily halted the nine-month probe into the 2014 [redacted] assault case at the Fairmont Hotel, ordering the release of the four suspects due to “insufficient evidence,” according to a statement. Reuters reported that Egyptian social media users and civil society groups expressed frustration at the decision, while the Associated Press noted that seven rights groups have called on prosecutors to review their decision. Among outlets giving the story attention: Reuters | AFP | BBC.

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