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Cairo releases dozens of activists, calls for dialogue with political opposition

Egyptian President Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi has called for a national dialogue with opposition groups.

CAIRO — On April 24, Egyptian authorities released dozens of people detained in various cases related to their political activities as Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi calls for a national dialogue.

Mustafa Kamel al-Sayyed, a professor of political science at the American University in Cairo, told Al-Monitor that these steps represent a shift in the way the Egyptian government is dealing with opposition forces and human rights issues.

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