Days after Egyptian presidential candidate was arrested, deputy is attacked in the street

A senior Egyptian opposition figure has been attacked and injured in a Cairo street, in the latest of what appears to be a coordinated campaign against those trying to oppose President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in this year’s presidential elections. 

Hisham Genena had been working with Sami Anan, a former general running for president against Mr Sisi, until Mr Anan was arrested at gunpoint by the Egyptian intelligence services on Tuesday.  

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On Saturday morning, Mr Genena was heading to court to protest his sacking as Egypt’s top corruption official when he was set upon by a group of men. 

“One car stopped in front and four thugs came out from the second with sticks and knifes. They beat him ruthlessly,"…

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