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Egypt’s opposition threatens to freeze political activities over crackdown

Some Egyptian political parties, reacting to recent arrests made to curtail protests, have threatened to cease political activity to express opposition to the authorities' approach.
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CAIRO — Secular parties are considering freezing their political activities as a result of the recent campaign of arrests against people who oppose or have differences with the government. 

The Dignity Party, which has a Nasserist orientation, indicated it would freeze its political activity if authorities continue with the same approach. The party, established in the wake of the January 25 Revolution and led by former presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabahi, warned Sept. 18 that the government's actions pave the way for a environment that can "reproduce terrorism and anarchy.”

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