Archives: 2020

Sisi’s McCarthyist Courts

The Supreme Administrative Court has upheld a ban on political activities/affiliations in civil service, part of the ongoing witch-hunt against any forms of dissent.

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Two more arrests in Egypt

Reporters Without Borders calls for the immediate release of a newspaper editor and a blogger, whose arrests have brought the number of journalists detained arbitrarily in Egypt to 31.

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Cyberpunk needs a reboot

Cyberpunk once stood out as a vital genre of anti-capitalist fiction. Today, it’s been reduced to a cool retro aesthetic easily appropriated by the world’s second-richest man to market ugly Blade Runner–inspired trucks to nostalgia-driven Gen Xers, writes Ryan Zickgraf.

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Collective punishment in Scorpion Prison

Egyptian security agencies in mid-November 2020 introduced changes in Cairo’s Maximum Security Prison 992, known as Scorpion Prison, that almost completely deprive inmates of adequate ventilation, electricity, and hot water, HRW stated in a new report.

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