Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi attends a military ceremony in the courtyard of the Hotel des Invalides in Paris, France, November 26, 2014. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File Photo
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An Egyptian activist and blogger known for documenting police abuse was detained Wednesday, security officials said, the latest in a new wave of arrests following elections earlier this year.Abbas has campaigned against torture in Egypt for well over a decade, before and after the 2011 uprising that toppled longtime dictator Hosni Mubarak.Earlier this month, Egyptian police arrested two prominent activists, Shady al-Ghazaly Harb and Haytham Mohammadeen, on an array of charges including belonging to an outlawed group and insulting the president.Thousands of people have been jailed, unauthorized protests have been banned and hundreds of websites, including many run by independent journalists and rights activists, have been blocked.Tuesday, a military court sentenced a freelance journalist who reported on the Sinai insurgency to 10 years in prison on terror-related charges.
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