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Egyptian journalists march in Cairo to file complaint against interior minister

Ahram Online , Thursday 28 Apr 2016
Egyptian journalists holding high cameras gather at the office of Egypt's top prosecutor before filing a complaint against the interior minister, Cairo, Thursday, 28 April (Photo: Amr Abd El-Rahman)
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Dozens of Egyptian journalists staged a march from the press syndicate in downtown Cairo to the nearby prosecutor-general’s office to file a complaint against the interior minister and the head of the capital's security directorate.

The marchers, holding up cameras and slogans mostly calling for the release of detained journalists, protested against the police after a number of reporters were arrested on Monday, which saw limited protests in different parts of the country.

The protests, which were over the recently declared Egyptian-Saudi island agreement, were all promptly dispersed by police in Cairo amid heavy security presence, with rallies supporting the deal and celebrating Sinai Liberation Day allowed to take place.

Egypt's press syndicate has repeatedly condemned the arrest of journalists and others on Monday.

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28-04-2016 04:39pm
Sister countries
Many cities around the world forge cultural ties with other cities and proudly market themselves as ‘sister cities’. One thought springs to mind is Egypt; forging ahead to create similar ties with North Korea. What we have in common: Military leaders suck all economic and financial resources to waste them on useless gear; the main difference is that NK actually produces something. The other qualities we have in common is jailing journalists, protesters, and free thinkers. Perhaps one way to re-energize Egyptian tourism is to market Egypt as a ‘sister country’ of North Korea, at least we’d have more N-Koreans and Chinese tourists!
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