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Egypt regimes launches new attack on left

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Issue 2435
Haitham Mohammedain

Haitham Mohammedain (Pic: Hossam el-Hamalawy)


The Egyptian state has launched new attacks in the approach to the Egyptian Revolution’s fourth anniversary on 25 January.

It has moved to freeze the assets of liberal and socialist activists. The list now includes Revolutionary Socialists members Haitham Mohammedain and Hisham Fouad. 

April 6th Youth Movement leader Amr Ali and Youth for Justice and Freedom member Khaled al-Sayyed are also included. Previously the regime targeted only the assets of pro-Muslim Brotherhood leaders.

A court granted three jailed Al Jazeera journalists a retrial on Thursday of last week—but denied them bail. 

Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed are serving between seven and ten years each.

They were arrested covering protests by the now banned Muslim Brotherhood in December 2013. The state accuses them of supporting the Muslim Brotherhood. 

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