Egypt arrests activist over video critical of government

CAIRO — An international rights group says Egyptian authorities have arrested an activist after she posted a video online lashing out at the state for reasons including deteriorating public services and unchallenged sexual harassment.

Amnesty International said Amal Fathy, arrested on Friday after police raided her house, is facing accusations of using social media networks to disseminate false news and insulting Egypt and its institutions, among other charges.

Her husband, Mohammed Lotfy, says she was later ordered detained for 15 days pending investigation.

Fathy's 11-minute video posted earlier this week on her Facebook page shows her using profanities to describe her recent experience at a local bank, repeatedly insulting the state.

Amnesty says her arrest "is a new low in Egypt's crackdown on freedom of expression" and demanded her immediate release.

People also read these

Greek foreign minister: Turkey wasn't ready for...

Jul 18, 2017

Greece's foreign minister says Turkey wasn't ready for an agreement during 10 days of high-level...

Turkey's PM says Greek Cypriot gas search...

Jul 20, 2017

Turkey's prime minister says a Greek Cypriot search for oil and gas off Cyprus' southern coast is...

The Latest: Turkey stops hundreds of Syrians on...

Sep 10, 2017

Turkish authorities say they stopped 313 migrants on the Black Sea attempting to reach Balkan...

Cyprus president, 71, declares bid for second...

Oct 14, 2017

Cyprus' President Nicos Anastasiades has declared a bid for a second five-year term

Cyprus, Egypt, Greece agree to bolster maritime...

Dec 14, 2017

The defense ministers of Cyprus, Egypt and Greece have agreed to step up cooperation in combatting...

About Us

Get a quick look at what’s happening in the world today with in-depth analysis on international news, politics, business and technology, only in Central News Today.

Contact us: sales[at]centralnewstoday.com

Subscribe Now!