Egyptian street performer arrested over satirical video
Khaled is member of a satirical group called Awlad al-Shawarea, or “Street Children,” which recently released a video clip critical of President Abdelfattah al-Sisi
The lawyer of a teenage Egyptian street performer says his client has been arrested and faces accusations of inciting anti-government protests and releasing an online video “insulting state institutions.”
Mahmoud Othman told The Associated Press on Sunday that Ezzedeen Khaled, 19, was arrested from his home the day before.
Khaled is member of a satirical group called Awlad al-Shawarea, or “Street Children,” which recently released a video clip critical of President Abdelfattah al-Sisi that has circulated on social media.
Khaled’s detention came amid a wave of arrests of activists and journalists following anti-government protests last month over Sisi’s decision to transfer two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.
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