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Egypt abusing pre-trial detention to eliminate rights advocates

Egypt has been “abusing” pre-trial detention to eliminate human rights defenders from society by bringing “terrorism” charges against activists, lawyers, journalists and critics of the government of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, a report said.

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Egyptian judiciary sentences 112 detainees to life in prison

On Monday, the Military Court in Egypt sentenced 112 detainees to life in prison, alleging that they have been affiliated to Hasm Movement that the Egyptian authorities classify as terrorist, and involved in case No. 64 of 2017, Northern Military Prosecution Cairo, known as the Assistant Attorney General or the Case of Hasm Movement (HM).

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Egyptian authorities to release 91 ‘Palacegate’ protesters as thousands more languish in detention

The Egyptian Supreme State Security Prosecution service (SSSP) has ordered the release of 91 people arrested for protesting against the government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in September 2019, Egyptian human rights lawyer Khaled Ali announced on Wednesday.

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Egypt: 8 executed in one day

Eight men were executed yesterday in Egypt in what is thought to be the first death sentences carried out in the country so far in 2020. The defendants were among 17 men who had been sentenced to death in a military court in May 2019 and accused of attacking three …

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