An Egyptian soldier and a policeman stands guard a polling station during the third day of a referendum on constitutional amendments in Cairo on April 22, 2019. AFP / Khaled DESOUKI
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The referendum approved by Egyptian voters that allows President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi to extend his rule to 2030 was held in an "unfair and unfree" environment and has "no pretense to legitimacy," an international rights group said.Authorities said Tuesday the amendments were approved by 88.83 percent of voters, with turnout of 44.33 percent. The constitutional amendments extend the presidential term from four years to six, but include a special clause extending Sisi's current term to 2024 and allowing him to run for another six-year term.The Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms said a local police station confirmed his arrest. The NGO said he has been questioned by the national security agency.Two others confirmed the incident, speaking on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisal.
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