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Magdy Abdel Ghaffar: Egypt’s New Interior Minister with a Past

Magdy Abdel Ghaffar: Egypt’s New Interior Minister with a Past

General Magdy Abdel Ghaffar was a little-known name in Egypt until his appointment as interior minister on 5 March 2015 thrust him into the spotlight. Human rights groups and activists are worried that his appointment will mean further erosion of freedoms and the gains they made following the 25 January revolution.