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Egypt arrests hundreds of protesters

Protest in Egypt on the decision to hand over the islands, Tiran and Sanafir, April 2016 [Anadolu]
Protest in Egypt on the decision to hand over the islands, Tiran and Sanafir, April 2016 [Anadolu]

Some 423 Egyptians were arrested during demonstrations on Monday in protest against Egypt’s waiver of territorial sovereignty over the Red Sea islands of Tiran and Sanafir to Saudi Arabia, a human rights organisation said.

The Geneva-based Committee for Justice said this is the highest number of arrests in a single day since the dispersal of the Rabaa Al-Adawiya sit-in.

The organisation said some of the protesters were released on the same day, but a large number are still being held.

Images by Anadolu News Agency.

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