UN rights office voices concern about Egypt arrests

UN rights office voices concern about Egypt arrests
UN rights office voices concern about Egypt arrests

The U.N. human rights office has voiced concern over a recent wave of arrests of activists and bloggers in Egypt.

Spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani says Tuesday the arrests indicate a "significant escalation in the crackdown against the rights to freedom of expression, association and assembly."

She says arbitrary detention has become a "chronic problem" in Egypt.

Egypt has intensified a long-running crackdown on dissent since President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's re-election in March.

Among those arrested are blogger Wael Abbas, pro-democracy activist Shady el-Ghazaly Harb, young comedian Shady Abu Zeid and activist Amal Fathy. They face an array of charges, including disseminating false news and belonging to an outlawed group.

This article was written by cool news network.

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