The New Arab: Egypt arrests popular social media satirist over ‘illegal group’

The New Arab: Egypt arrests popular social media satirist over ‘illegal group’. “An Egyptian satirist known for his ribald humour was detained by Egyptian authorities on suspicion of joining an ‘illegal group’, his lawyer said on Tuesday. Islam al-Rifai, who has more than 70,000 followers on Twitter where he posts lewd jokes and pictures, was arrested last Thursday, his lawyer Gamal Eid said.”

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