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Egypt arrests opposition activist

The authorities in Egypt have arrested a senior official of an opposition group, the Civil Democratic Movement.

Yehia Hussein Abdel-Hadi was detained at his home early on Tuesday.

The group says five other members were seized on Monday as they were marking the eighth anniversary of the 2011 revolution.

In a statement, the movement condemned what it called the intimidation and harassment of its members.

During a news conference on Monday, the visiting French President Emmanuel Macron mentioned the deteriorating human rights situation in Egypt which drew an angry response from President Abdul-Fattah al-Sisi.

Source: Voice of Nigeria