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Egypt releases dissidents following Sisi, Biden meeting

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Egypt has reportedly released an unspecified number of detained dissident politicians and journalists in the wake of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s meeting with US President Joe Biden during the Jeddah Security and Development Summit on Saturday. President Biden is believed to have raised the issue of human rights with Sisi, as well as other Arab leaders during his first Middle East trip, which concluded on Saturday. Lawyer and House of Representatives member, Tariq el-Khouly, stated that “a group of detainees are being released from custody, as well as many more soon,” on his Facebook page. …

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