US arrests suspected agent spying on Egyptian dissidents

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Al-Araby

CAIRO – An Egyptian-American man has been arrested for allegedly gathering intelligence on political opponents of Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in the US, according to a statement released by the US Department of Justice on Thursday. Pierre Girgis, who has been living in New York, was arrested on Thursday and is facing criminal charges related to acting as a foreign agent in the US since 2018, the statement added. “We allege Mr. Girgis sent non-public information back to Egypt for the benefit of the Egyptian government. Mr. Girgis broke our laws, and we must hold him accountable,” sai…

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