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Egypt arrests 4 members of a street satirical group

Police have arrested four members of a satirical street group that mocked Egypt's president and his supporters in video clips posted online, the latest in an escalating crackdown on dissent that illustrates the government's diminishing tolerance for criticism.

According to Mahmoud Othman, the lawyer for the street performers, the four were arrested late on Monday in Cairo and are facing charges of inciting terror attacks and street protests as well as insulting state institutions. They were remanded in police custody for 15 days pending the completion of the investigation, he told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

A fifth member of the group, 19-year-old Ezzedeen Khaled,...

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