Egyptian activist re-arrested after interview with Jazeera

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High-profile Egyptian activist Sherif El-Ruby has been arrested this week and will be in custody for 15 days on charges of “being part of a terrorist group” and “disseminating false news”, less than two weeks after he had been interviewed over the phone by Qatar-funded Al-Jazeera news broadcaster. Surprisingly, Ruby’s detention came only a few days after Egypt’s president Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi conducted an official visit to the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, marking a reconciliation between Cairo and Doha after a four-year feud. On the same day, Egypt ordered the release of an …

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