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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged governments to protect press freedom

One of the journalists to end up in prion was Atef Hasballah, editor-in-chief of the AlkararPress website.

When he challenged the health ministry’s coronavirus numbers on his Facebook page last month, he was bundled into a police van and detained on suspicion of “joining a terrorist organisation”.

Egypt’s public prosecutor recently warned that those who spread “false news” about the coronavirus may face up to five years imprisonment and steep fines.

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