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Egypt's interior minister is replaced; no easing of crackdown expected
Egypt's interior minister is replaced; no easing of crackdown expected

Egypt’s interior minister, who presided over a police force and other security agencies that have often been accused of brutality and rights violations, lost his job in a Cabinet shuffle on Thursday. But President Abdel Fattah Sisi’s removal of Mohammed Ibrahim did not appear to signal any easing of a 20-month-old crackdown on political opponents. Ibrahim was replaced by police Gen. Magdy Abdel Ghafar, who is a leading figure in the security apparatus. Ibrahim’s ouster followed a string of small bomb attacks in recent weeks, which have caused some fatalities and caused property damage to commercial targets, including mobile-phone stores. While small in scale, the...

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