A supporter holds a poster showing President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi in front of the National Elections Authority in Cairo, Egypt, Jan. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)
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Egypt's state prosecution said Wednesday that it would monitor the media for "false" news and take "necessary" action, after the government demanded the BBC retract a report on rights abuses in the country.Egypt's State Information Service, which regulates foreign media in the country, has called on the BBC to retract its story or face a government boycott.Egyptian authorities have been cracking down on dissent since 2013, when Sisi as defense minister led the military's ouster of an Islamist President, Mohammad Morsi, whose one year in office proved divisive.
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