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17-yr-old convicted of ‘prostitution’ based on social media content used to convict ‘human trafficker’ of sexually exploiting her

TikTok content creator Moka Hegazi, 17, was convicted in February of “prostitution, and inviting debauchery” by a juvenile court that leveraged photographs and video footage shared on her TikTok account to evidence the ruling, her lawyer, Aziza al-Taweel told Mada Masr.

Egypt: Alaa Abd el-Fattah denied lawyer access despite first permit in over a year

Egyptian lawyer Khaled Ali on Thursday said prison authorities have denied him access to Egyptian-British political prisoner Alaa Abd el-Fattah, who has not been allowed lawyer visits since 2020, despite having acquired an official permit, the first in over a year.

With 59 political detainees ordered released since April, do steps toward ‘national dialogue’ represent a breakthrough for political freedoms?

Fifty-nine political prisoners have now received release orders from the State Security Prosecution since President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi called for a “national political dialogue,” a number of lawyers working on the detainees’ cases said.