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After the Rabea verdict: How the state’s claim for millions in damages has kept Shawkan, 214 others in prison

After protracted legal proceedings since 2013, the trial of 734 people in the Rabea al-Adaweya sit-in dispersal case, which sought to convict pro-Brotherhood demonstrators and hundreds of others on an array of charges en masse, ended three months ago. The final verdict sentenced 75 people to death, 47 people to …

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Egypt: France flouts international law by continuing to export arms used in deadly crackdowns

“It was non-stop tear gas and shots were coming from rooftops and armoured vehicles… Shots were raining down on us…I saw people shot in the head and chest.” – Protester who witnessed the Rabaa massacre on 14 August 2013.

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Security forces raid Al-Mesryoon newspaper, hand management over to state-owned publication

Security forces raided the headquarters of the privately owned Al-Mesryoon newspaper on Monday and handed management of the publication over to a committee from the state-owned Al-Akhbar news outlet, according to Arabic Network for Human Rights Information lawyer Nour Fahmy.

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UN: Systematic involuntary disappearances continue in Egypt

Egypt’s security forces continue to carry out “systematic forced disappearances” against rights activists and many citizens, the United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (WGEID) announced yesterday.

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Egypt sentences 75 to death, hundreds to jail over Rabaa sit-in

Reuters reports that an Egyptian court sentenced 75 people to death on Saturday including prominent opposition leaders Essam al-Erian and Mohamed Beltagi over a 2013 sit-in which ended with security forces killing hundreds of protesters.

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Egypt: No Justice for Rab’a Victims 5 Years on

Egyptian authorities have failed to investigate or prosecute a single member of the security forces five years after their systematic and widespread killing of largely peaceful protesters in Rab’a Square in Cairo, Human Rights Watch said. Hundreds of protesters have been convicted under unfair charges in mass trials stemming from …

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