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Thursday, 22nd August, 2019
 
 
 
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Egypt arrests ousted Mubarak's supporter who criticized sisi's government
Jul 11, 2019
By: Amarachukwu Akaigwe

Egyptian government said it has arrested the administrator of a Facebook page that supports ousted President Hosni Mubarak.

Prosecutors on Thursday charged Karim Hussein with spreading false news and undermining national interests after a series of posts that implied Mubarak did more to help the poor than the current government.

Egypt in recent years has waged a sweeping crackdown on dissent, jailing activists, bloggers and others under vague laws that criminalize nearly any criticism of authorities. Hussein’s Facebook page, “I am sorry, Mr. President,” has more than 3 million followers.

Egypt’s military overthrew the country’s first elected president, an Islamist who proved divisive, in 2013. Since then authorities have rolled back freedoms won in the 2011 uprising.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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