Egypt arrests 8, including ex-lawmaker, for plotting riots
Egyptian police arrested at least eight people on Tuesday, including a former lawmaker and key secular activists in the country's 2011 uprising, for their alleged ties to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group, authorities said.


The arrests mark the latest in a years-long crackdown by President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's government on Islamists, critics and dissent in general.


Last week, Egypt's former President Mohammed Morsi who hailed from the Brotherhood, collapsed and died in a Cairo courtroom during one of his trials.


His death sparked criticism of el-Sissi's government with rights activists accusing it of mistreating Morsi in jail and failing to provide adequate medication, allegations denied by authorities.


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