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Imprisoned in Egypt, hunger-striking Al-Jazeera journalist is close to death

Egyptian authorities move him from prison cell Jailed Al-Jazeera journalist Abdullah el-Shamy, who has been on hunger strike in Egypt for more than 100 days, is near to death according to his doctor. “He has started to have impaired liver and kidney function,” said the doctor, Mohamed Osama el-Homsi. “It…

U.S. lobbyists end contracts with Egypt: report

WASHINGTON — Lobbyists representing the Egyptian government in Washington have ended their contracts with their client following a raid by Egyptian authorities on several US nonprofit organizations, according to The New York Times. The newspaper said the move came after Egyptian authorities slapped a travel ban on several US citizens…

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