Egypt: Dozens of Activists Arrested in Raids Ahead of Planned Protests Today

HeadlineJun 16, 2017
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In Egypt, dozens of activists were arrested in a series of sweeping raids nationwide Thursday, ahead of planned demonstrations today protesting Egypt’s agreement to hand over control of two islands to Saudi Arabia. Critics say the islands belong to Egypt and that their transfer is linked to the billions of dollars the Saudis have given to support Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s government. The raids come amid a nationwide crackdown against human rights activists and journalists.

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