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Tuesday, 24 August 2021

Human rights are back in the foreign press

Human rights are back in the press: Italian media is reporting that an Egyptian court has extended student Patrick Zaki’s pre-trial detention, leading Amnesty International to call on the Italian government to lodge a protest with Egyptian authorities. Meanwhile, Amnesty is renewing calls on the Biden administration to halt arms sales to Egypt due to alleged human rights violations.

Also making headlines:

  • Sahel surf camp: Surf Camp Egypt — billed as the first of its kind in Egypt — is offering surfing classes across three locations on the North Coast. (The National)
  • Rafah crossing closure: Haaretz cites an unnamed Egyptian official saying the closure of the Rafah crossing between Egypt and Gaza is meant to apply pressure to Hamas over a lack of progress in indirect talks with Israel (The Times of Israel)

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