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Egyptian Women’s Rights Advocate Azza Soliman Detained

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian police arrested prominent women’s rights advocate Azza Soliman on Wednesday, her foundation and a security source said, weeks after she was banned from travel and had her assets frozen.

Soliman, founder of the Center for Egyptian Women’s Legal Assistance (CEWLA), was one of a number of activists, lawyers and journalists prevented from leaving Egypt in the last month.

The rights lawyer told Reuters last week that she was turned back on Nov. 19 at Cairo airport. Soon after, Soliman discovered that her personal assets and those of her group had been frozen.

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