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Democratic Current mulls boycotting political process over activist killing

Shaimaa Sabbagh: A woman protester was shot dead in central Cairo on Saturday 01/24/2015
27 Jan 2015
The Democratic Current's political parties announced five conditions to participate in the upcoming parliamentary elections following the killing of activist and leader of the Socialist Popular Alliance Party Shaimaa al-Sabbagh....
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TV host urges Interior Ministry to strike Matariya district

Aftermath of police, Muslim Brotherhood clashes in Matariya, 25 January 2015
27 Jan 2015
TV host Ahmed Moussa called on Interior Ministry to strike the neighborhood Matariya to eradicate protesters, calling them ‘terrorists’ that must be shot.   In his talk show aired on Sada al-Balad TV on Monday, Moussa...
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Security sources: Car bomb kills one in Egypt's Alexandria

Car bomb kills one in Egypt's Alexandria
27 Jan 2015
One person was killed by a car bomb, parked near a police station by suspected Islamist militants, in the Egyptian city of Alexandria early on Tuesday, security sources said. The attack in Egypt's second-biggest city also wounded two...
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Freedom House Condemns Egypt’s Deadly Force against Demonstrators

 



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Freedom in the World 2014
 
26 Jan 2015
Freedom House deplores Egyptian authorities’ use of deadly force against unarmed demonstrators commemorating the four year anniversary of the January Revolution and protesting the government’s authoritarian measures. At least...
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Minister: 516 arrested in Egypt anniversary unrest

26 Jan 2015
Egyptian police arrested 516 supporters of the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood during violence that erupted as the country marked the fourth anniversary of its January 25 uprising, the interior minister said Monday. "Yesterday, we...
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Egypt state newspaper calls out president following shooting

A funeral Shaimaa al-Sabbagh
26 Jan 2015
In an unusually critical column, the chairman of Egypt's state-run daily Al-Ahram newspaper has specifically called out the country's president as being responsible for protecting the public after the shooting death of a protester...
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Slain activist’s socialist party mulls parliament election boycott

Shaimaa Sabbagh: A woman protester was shot dead in central Cairo on Saturday 01/24/2015
26 Jan 2015
A socialist party is mulling the boycott of the upcoming parliamentary elections in March over the death of one of its members, presumably by police gunfire, on the eve of the fourth anniversary of the 2011 uprising.   Acting chairman...
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Leading trade unionist on releases charges of insulting El-Sisi

Mahmoud Rihan, leader of an independent union of Cairo International Airport workers
26 Jan 2015
Al-Nozha prosecutors on Monday ordered release of Mahmoud Rihan, member of the Egyptian Federation of Transport Workers.   The leading trade unionist at Cairo International Airport was charged with insulting President Abdel Fattah al-...
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US think-tank to hold seminar on democracy in Egypt

A funeral Shaimaa al-Sabbagh/ WTNN Arabic TV
26 Jan 2015
A Washington DC-based think-tank has scheduled a luncheon panel on the future of democracy in Egypt in light of the death of several civilians marking the fourth anniversary of the 2011 uprising on Sunday.   The Center for the Study...
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Famed rap band DJ accidentally killed during Matariya clashes

Ahmed(Zo'la) Mohsen, a famous pop DJ killed accidently during protests on 25 January, 2014, in Matariya
26 Jan 2015
A DJ with one of Egypt’s most famous pop bands was accidently killed in clashes between police and supporters of former president Mohamed Morsy on Sunday as opposition groups commemorated the fourth anniversary of the 2011 uprising...
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