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Civil Security

UN denounces repressive climate in Egypt

Repressive climate in EgyptThe UN human rights chief decried a “pervasive climate of intimidation” in Egypt ahead of presidential elections this month he said were marked by arrests, torture of detainees and “silencing” of independent media.

Cairo TV host ordered arrested for defaming police

TV host apparently defames Egyptian policemanA Cairo prosecutor ordered a state TV talk show host be detained for four days of questioning for allegedly defaming the police, state news agency MENA reported.

Military ready to help with Day Zero and Operation Fiela II, but not yet needed

Military not yet needed for Operation Fiela 11The SA National Defence Force (SANDF) remains ready to assist in two major taskings – Operation Fiela II nationally and Day Zero in the drought-ravaged Western Cape, specifically Cape Town.

Egypt calls for BBC boycott

Calls for BBC boycott in EgyptThe Egyptian government press centre called for Egyptian officials and prominent individuals to boycott the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) after a report on human rights it said was “flagrantly fraught with lies”.

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