A senior Egyptian opposition figure has been arrested in Cairo after claiming to know of "secret" files showing that members of the government were involved in violent repression during the 2011 Egyptian revolution., as a pre-election crackdown on politcal dissent continued. Hisham Genena was Egypt’s anti-corruption chief until he was sacked and prosecuted in 2016 for exposing widespread government fraud and became a prominent government critic.
A senior Egyptian opposition figure who was attacked in the street by suspected government thugs has warned that President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s authoritarian government has “closed all means for peaceful political change” and is making violent resistance more likely. Hisham Genena was working with Sami Anan, a former general who planned to challenge Mr Sisi in this year’s election until he was arrested at gunpoint by the Egyptian intelligence services.
The family of a British woman arrested for drug smuggling in Egypt have visited her in prison amid confusion over her possible early release. Despite speculation that Laura Plummer, 33, would be pardoned on Saturday evening, on Sunday she was still in Cairo’s Qanatar prison. Ms Plummer, from Hull, was arrested in August at the Red Sea resort of Hurghada with around 500 Tramadol tablets in her suitcase. She was sentenced to three years in prison on 26 December.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".