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In just a few days it will be the one-year anniversary of former Egyptian President Muḥammad Mursī’s death, which happened under murky circumstances during his trial and after he had been imprisoned for six years by the ruling military regime.
At the time that al-Azhar issued a decisive fatwa [fatwā] assuring that it is not dangerous to fast during Ramadan [Ramaḍān] in light of the coronavirus pandemic, the secretary of fatwās for the Egyptian Dār al-Iftāʾ announced that the Dār al-Iftāʾ was in the process of studying legal opinions. ...
In what was considered a new, painful strike against freedom of the press and the Egyptian left and civil resistance, the Egyptian authorities blocked “Darb”; a news website owned by the opposition Socialist Popular Alliance Party after roughly a month since its start.  Users of the website were...
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