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Egypt's secret police arrest second prominent human rights activist this week

Karim Ennarah is the third member of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights to be detained this year.
A picture taken during a guided tour organised by Egypt's State Information Service on February 11, 2020, shows Egyptian policemen at the entrance of the Tora prison in the Egyptian capital Cairo. (Photo by Khaled DESOUKI / AFP) (Photo by KHALED DESOUKI/AFP via Getty Images)

Egyptian intelligence officers have arrested a second member of one of the country’s most prominent human rights groups this week, after detaining the organization’s administrative manager from his home in Cairo on Tuesday.

Security forces detained Karim Ennarah, director of criminal justice initiatives at the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, in the resort town of Dahab in South Sinai on Wednesday afternoon, Mada Masr reported.

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