Analysis As Elections in Egypt Loom, Tahrir Square Stands Empty

As preparations for March’s presidential elections in Egypt intensify, so is the pressure and threats on President Sissi’s critics

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In 2011, Egyptian musician Ramy Essam penned the song “Irhal” (“Leave”), which soon became the anthem of Egypt’s Arab Spring. Three years later, though, he was forced to flee to Sweden, fearing that the...