The 60-page report by the London-based rights group details how Egypt’s Supreme State Security Prosecution, or SSSP, has become increasingly central to Abdel Fattah el Sisi’s sweeping crackdown on dissent.
The rights group says the operation targeting relatives of dissidents living abroad appears "to be widespread, organised, and increasing" and that security forces did not show any arrest or search warrants.
Why the government's austerity measures and claims of decreasing inflation don’t sit well with regular Egyptians.
Alaa Abdel Fattah's arrest came two days after Egyptian authorities stifled calls for fresh protests against President Abdel Fattah el Sisi's rule, deploying security forces and closing many of Cairo's main thoroughfares.
President Abdel Fattah el Sisi played down repeat protest call against his rule on Friday, as security forces tightened controls in the centre of the capital and closed off entrances to Tahrir Square.
Defying the stringent protest ban, hundreds of Egyptians mobilised in various towns and cities to participate in protests against the country’s autocratic leader Abdel Fattah el Sisi. Security forces are now cracking down hard on protestors.
Hundreds of protesters took to the streets in central Cairo and several cities on Friday against Sisi, a former army general who came in power in 2014 after ousting democratically elected President Mohamed Morsi.
Groups of protesters gathered in several Egyptian cities beginning late on Friday in response to an online call for a demonstration against government corruption.
The top appeals court also rejects the demands of the victims' families to reopen the civil suits against the former leader. This ruling is final with no chance of appeal
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